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Safeguarding

St Michael and All Angels South
Westoe Parish is proud to be a part of the Diocese of Durham in the Church of
England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are absolutely
committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the
Church.

 Safeguarding means the action the Church takes
to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children,
young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect
those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been
abused.

We will take care to identify
where a person may present a risk to others and offer support to them whilst
taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the
‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment
to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and
that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children,
young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate
steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and
positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to
respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep
them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is the
responsibility of everyone here at St Michael and All Angels Parish; the Parish
Safeguarding Officer can be reached regarding any safeguarding matter by calling
07851218225 or by email to:  Stmichsafeguarding@gmail.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
is Beth Miller who can be contacted on 07968034075 – beth.miller@durham.anglican.org.uk

If there is immediate risk or
danger, please contact the police on 999.

Two very useful links:

 More information on the Church of England’s
National Safeguarding can be found here: www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding

More information about
Safeguarding in the Diocese of can be found here:

https://dioceseofdurham org.uk/safeguarding