The Parochial Church Council of St Helen Low Fell is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found below.

 

To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Helen Low Fell  please contact either

-          the Parish Safeguarding Officer,

           Pauline Campbell :07946 263 021 ppppmcampbell@hotmail.com

-          the Parish Priest, Rev Yvonne Greener 0191 491 1317 : greener.yvonne@gmail.com

 

Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller - she can be contacted as follows:

 

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: beth@bethmillerisw.co.uk or beth.miller@durham.anglican.org

Mobile: 07968 034075

 

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/)

 

 We are following the

 Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Adults, Children and Young People.

The policies, can be viewed and downloaded below.

 POLICY FOR RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE  

PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH POSTER

SAFEGUARDING POLICY  (Promoting a Safer Church)

SAFEGUARDING REPORT   

The parish of St Helen’s Low Fell is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Durham's safeguarding page https://durhamdiocese.org/safeguarding-abuse-concerns/ contains vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), who advises PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

 

SAFEGUARDING AT CHURCH CONTACTS

Diocese of Durham.

 

Beth Miller 07968 034 075

beth.miller@durham.anglican.org

https://durhamdiocese.org/safeguarding-abuse-concerns/  

 

St Helen's Church Contacts

 

Pauline Campbell (Safeguarding Officer)

07946 263 021  ppppmcampbell@hotmail.com

Helen Jones( Safeguarding Churchwarden)

07505 105184  email djne11026@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Gateshead Council  ( concerns about children)

433 2653 ( office hours) 477 7033 ( out of hours);

Adults 433 7033

( 24 hours a day) and the police

( Ring 101).