If you need to talk to someone about a safeguarding issue you can contact:





                                          Rev Canon Andrew Shipton                                 Kath Davies

                                                              Vicar                                        Parish Safeguarding Officer

                                                      (0191) 284 5540                                         07880 618911


Dee Matthews

Children's & Vulnerable Adults Advocate

(0191) 285 6494

Alison Charlewood 

Domestic Abuse Advocate 

Alternatively you may wish to contact Carol Butler Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 07825 167016


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults- responding to a Safeguarding concern or allegation at All Saints.

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


For advice please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer above Kath Davies 


Carol Butler - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 07825167016


In cases where the person is clearly in immediate danger you should contact the police by ringing 999.


CHILDLINE: 0800 1111. 


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.

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Registered Charity No: 1131094

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