If you need to talk to someone about a safeguarding issue you can contact:
Children's & Vulnerable Adults Advocate
(0191) 285 6494
Domestic Abuse Advocate
Alternatively you may wish to contact Carol Butler Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 07825 167016
In cases where the person is clearly in immediate danger you should contact the police by ringing 999.
We assure you that you will be listened to. We will give you information on how to report abuse within the church, current or historic. If you’re concerned that any one in All Saints might be suffering from some sort of abuse:
Do not try to diagnose, investigate or sort it out yourself.
Think hard about what it is about the person’s appearance or behaviour that is making you worried or suspicious.
Do not promise confidentiality if someone talks to you about what might be abuse.
Decide who you should talk to and talk to them within 24 hours
This church endorses the House of Bishops safeguarding policy for children, young people, and adults (A Safer Church, 2019)
For further information please consult the Chapter ‘Responding Promptly to Every Safeguarding Concern or Allegation’ on page 18 in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook below.
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Rev Canon Andrew Shipton
(0191) 284 5540