At Holy Saviour, we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.
If you are concerned that a child or an adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, please contact Margaret Bewick, the Parish Safeguarding Officer, on 0191 267 1443 / 07790 234046 or by email.
If the Parish Safeguarding Officer is not available, please contact the Vicar Fr Neil Heslop (0191 267 4633 or email) or the Churchwardens (Edith Collins: 07837 144548; Sue Rawlinson: 0191 413 9411).
The Diocese of Newcastle's Safeguarding Officer Ruth Rogan is also available for advice and support.
( 07825 167016 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
This document is the Promoting a Safer Church policy adopted by the Parochial Church Council in July 2016.
Further information on safeguarding policy and procedure in the Diocese of Newcastle can be found here.
You can also download a copy of the diocesan leaflet - ‘You Will Be Listened to’ by clicking here
For further information you can contact the safeguarding team at Church House.
For The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Information please go to: www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
You can also contact any of the following agencies for advice and support.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).