Safeguarding

The Parish of Houghton-le-Spring is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here  http://www.stmichaels-hls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SG-Pol-21.pdf

To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Michael’s, Houghton-le-spring please contact either

– the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Kevin Bond, on 07931 937171, kevin.bond1511@googlemail.com

– the Parish Priest, Rev’d John Barron, on 0191 584 7657, jwbarron@btinternet.com.

Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller – she can be contacted as follows:

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: beth@bethmillerisw.co.uk or beth.miller@durham.anglican.org

Mobile: 07968 034075

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/)

Local Authority Social Services:   0191 520 5560 (children)     0191 520 5552 (vulnerable adults).

If there is any immediate Risk or Danger please contact the Police on 999.

Please find the Safeguarding Policy here: Safeguarding Policy