Safeguarding at St Paul's

We are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community.


Here at St Paul’s Church we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. We believe that we are all made in the image of God and we are all entitled to live our lives in safety.

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:

We undertake that we will:

For more details, please see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook here: Safer Church

If you have any concerns relating to safeguarding, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO), Paula Harris on 07969904036  or the Priest-in-Charge, the Reverend Alison Stewart Smith on 0191 4529381 or 07388 143398.

If neither of the above are available, the next port of call is the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Mrs Beth Miller. Beth’s details are below.

Beth MillerParish Safeguarding Handbook by House of Bishops, With a Message from  Archbishop Justin Welby - Paperback
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
Mobile: 07968034075

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.

The full Safeguarding Policy can be found on