Safeguarding in the Diocese of Newcastle
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for advice and support.
Ruth Rogan: 07825 167 016, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Safeguarding section of the Newcastle Diocese website - we hope you find it useful and informative.
In 2015 we re-wrote our Diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures and you can now download and read, save or print our safeguarding handbook ‘Towards a Safer Church’ from this page (below).
Please follow the guidance contained within this handbook for all matters relating to safeguarding children and adults.
There are nine sections and the intention is that by following these our practice both individually and collectively will help create safe spaces for everyone in the diocese whether they work or worship, volunteer or visit, attend activities or events we provide.
The first section is a contents document and this will point you in the right direction for the particular section you are looking for.
This online 'handbook' is reviewed annually, while there may be additions at any time.
Please get in touch if we have missed something, or the section you’ve accessed isn’t as clear as you would have liked, or you’re confused about what to do because your question hasn’t been answered by what you’ve read.
If your feedback relates to the content of the handbook, what might be missing or how we might improve the handbook please contact Ruth Rogan on 07825 167 016 or email@example.com
or Linda Hunter on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your feedback is technical and about issues such as opening documents or following links then please contact the Diocesan Office on 0191 270 4100 or email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Forms and Information
Church of England House of Bishops' publications
Click below to read online; printed copies may be borrowed from the North East Religious Resources Centre at Church House, North Shields (www.resourcescentreonline.co.uk):
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