Towards A Safer Church: Safeguarding Concerns

First published on: 28th January 2019

The Safeguarding Team is often asked when it should be contacted in relation to safeguarding concerns. 

Reproduced above is a flow chart taken from the new Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which should help answer this question (the flow chart is in chapter 7.1).

A hard copy of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook will be circulated to all parishes as soon as they are available. In the meantime, if you require any assistance in relation to any safeguarding matters, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at Church House on 0191 270 4100 or email or

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