Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Belford

Safeguarding at St Mary’s


St Mary’s has adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement’.  

If you are worried that a child or vulnerable adult may be suffering from any kind of abuse please contact one of the officers below.  Other useful contact details are also listed. 

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Barbara Hubbard 01298 388416

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Carol Butler  07825 167 016    [email protected] 

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.) Phone if you are worried about a child.

Childline: 0800 1111 (Calls are free and lines  are open 24 hours). Phone if you are child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.)  Call this number if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline:  116 123 (Calls are free and lines are open 24 hours.)  Call if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141. (Calls are free, lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).  

For further information see the safeguarding tab at the bottom of this page.

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