Statement of safeguarding principles

We at St Michael and All Angels take the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously.

Safeguarding means the action the church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement

The Parochial Church Council of St Michael and All Angels have formally adopted the above policy statement – see minute of PCC meeting of 14th May 2019.

Reporting Concerns

If, during any church activities, you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact any of the following:

Parish Safeguarding Officer – Stephen Ellis, tel. 07832 336247

Caroline – Team Rector, tel. 07947 741517

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Beth Miller, tel. 07968 034075

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.

Important Links

Diocese of Durham Safeguarding website HERE

PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement  HERE