The parish of Belmont, St Mary Magdalene is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers:
For children and young people: Carol Bloomfield 0191 386 7224 [email protected]
For vulnerable adults: Judith Holroyd 0191 386 1104
You can read our Safeguarding Policy here - http://www.stmarymagbelmont.org.uk/2019/statement-on-safeguarding
The Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages can be found by following the link https://durhamdiocese.org/safeguarding-abuse-concerns/#1542294577442-272342b9-4c5d. It also contain vital links and information.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.
Beth Miller (Durham Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA)
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.