In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, St Andrews’ is committed to:

Promoting a safer environment and culture

Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church

Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons

Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons

Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others

Safeguarding Contacts

If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact:

Fr. Mike Hills | | 07384427494

Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor | | 07825 167016


Safeguarding Resources

We have put together a list of additional resources which you may find helpful:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline | 0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line | 0800 1111 (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 (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 and open Monday to Friday, 9-5pm).

Church of England Resources:

Diocese of Newcastle Safeguarding InformationChurch of England Safeguarding Information