At St Michael's we take the safety of all in our care very seriously, particularly for children and adults who may be at risk.
If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with one of the following:
Parish Safeguarding Officer:
T: 01434 230388
Newcastle Diocese Safeguarding Adviser:
T: 07825 167 016
Wark PCC has formally adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’.
Please click here for safeguarding information on the Newcastle Diocese website. A document entitled ‘You will be listened to’ gives information and help on how to report abuse within the church and how the church will respond.
Contact details of organisations outside the church who can also help:
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 feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).
Signed: Steve Wilkinson.