The Church is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of our ministry and mission, promoting a safer culture and the welfare of every child, young person and adult. As such, we have robust policies, procedures and guidelines in place, to ensure good practice.
The SAFEGUARDING POLICY below was adopted by the Parochial Church Council in April 2023
If you have concerns regarding any child or adult being harmed or at risk you can find contact details for
church officers using the following links .
Newburn Parish Safeguarding Officer - Roz Cant
Diocese of Newcastle's Safeguarding Officer, Carol Butler, and the Safeguarding Team
Organisations outside the church who can help are:
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 are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)
You can download the booklet 'You will be listened to' here:
Further Newcastle Diocesan information on safeguarding policy and procedure can be found here.
The Church of England's National Safeguarding information can be found here.