Safeguarding All God's Children
At The Church of the Ascension we are committed to keeping people safe.
We work within the safeguarding guidelines of the Diocese of Newcastle and the Church of England, adopting the National Safeguarding Policy Promoting a Safer Church. Our own safeguarding policy can be viewed by clicking here. All of our members who work with children / young people or vulnerable adults are required to complete a confidential declaration, have references, a DBS check where appropriate, and attend safeguarding training provided by Newcastle Diocese.
Reporting abuse and finding support
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support.
Within The Church of the Ascension you may contact our Priest in Charge or Parish Safeguarding Officer:
PRIEST IN CHARGE The Rev'd Angela Plummer
T: 0191 285 7803
PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER Carol Barclay
T: 0191 284 2379 or 0777 4135 286
ASSISTANT PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS (Policies and Procedures) Leanne Conway-Wilcox
T: 07969 125 975
Alternatively you may wish to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers:
T: 07825 167 016
T: 0191 270 4100
Please find below contact details of organisations outside of the church who can help
Call if you are worried about a child
Call if you are a child or young person and worried about anything
Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse
Call if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to
For further information please go to the Diocese of Newcastle website www.newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding
For The Church of England's National Safeguarding Information please go to www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
Please find a link to the leaflet 'You are being Listened to' - click here