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At Holy Saviour's we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and creating protective and supportive environment where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey in safety. We ensure that all who hold leadership responsibilities are appropriately trained and checked.

Should you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact our Vicar, Steve Dixon, or our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Wyn Portway. If you are uncomfortable about raising concerns with anyone at Holy Saviour's, please contact the Diocese of Newcastle's Safeguarding Team.

Some useful contacts:

  • 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).

Holy Saviours Safeguarding Policy and Diocesan Handbook

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