The parish takes its responsibilities with regard to Safeguarding very seriously.


We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as at risk at some time in our lives. It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse.


Working within the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese of Newcastle we will report any abuse that we discover or suspect.


​The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lorraine Alexander.

If you have any Safeguarding concerns relating to yourself or someone else, please contact Lorraine by email at:

or by phone on:

07763 386 481


If Lorraine is unavailable please contact the Team Rector, Rev'd Wullie Docherty by email at:

or by phone on:

07714 222 839 or

01670 730 506

Alternatively you may prefer to contact one of the Safeguarding Advisors at the Diocese of Newcastle.


They are:

Ruth Rogan

t: 07825 167 016


Andrew Grant

t: 07741 633 670


More information about Safeguarding is available on the website of the Diocese of Newcastle by clicking here.

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Click here to download a copy of the leaflet "You will be listened to".

Click here to download a copy of the parish safeguarding policy.