6. Safeguarding

If you are concerned about the way someone is treating you, or about the way someone else is being treated, there are people you can talk to in this parish.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are:

Liz Carr (a regular member of the congregation at St Peter's), whose telephone number is (0191) 209 2252 and whose email address is [email protected];

Jean Hall (a regular member of the congregation at St Luke's), whose telephone number is (0191) 262 5865 and whose email address is [email protected].

Our clergy are:


You can also find information on the Safeguarding pages of the Diocese of Newcastle's website, especially here for a first point of contact: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding/abuse-and-support/

Other helplines :

(National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
0808 800 5000

(The NSPCC's counselling service for children and young adults)
0800 1111

Stop it now
(A helpline available for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse)
0808 1000 900

(National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
0808 801 0331

(A charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide)
116 123

Family Lives
(A charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life)
0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline
(A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf)
0808 2000 247

Action On Elder Abuse:
(Ending the harm, abuse & exploitation of older people)
080 8808 8141

If you are a survivor of abuse, please see this booklet for help and information on how to report abuse within the Church: "You Will Be Listened To".