Safeguarding Policy

As members of this Parish we commit ourselves to care for one another safely.

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.

We commit ourselves to:

  • the Safeguarding of people who may be at risk, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church.
  • promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust.
  • promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be at risk.
  • recruit safely following the recognised procedures
  • supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children/young people and adults who might be at risk.

It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse. We will report any abuse that we discover or suspect.

We agree to work within the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Mrs Joyce Gould as the Parish Safeguarding Officer and Mrs Deanne Groocock as the DBS Administrator.

This policy is reviewed each year by the Parochial Church Council and re-affirmed at the Annual Meeting.

This statement was adopted by Holy Sepulchre Church Ashington, at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 17 May 2018. (original document signed and on display in church)

Priest in Charge: Revd C Groocock
Churchwardens: Mrs F Routledge
Mrs D Thompson
Date: 17 May 2018

Local Contacts

Name Fr. Chris Groocock
Role Priest in Charge
☎ Tel. 01670 813358
✉ Email
Name Mrs Joyce Gould
Role Parish Safeguarding Officer
☎ Tel. 01670 815368
Name Ms Ruth Rogan
Role Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
☎ Tel. 07825 167016
✉ Email

Local Authority Social Services

01670 536400 office hours
0345 6005252 out of hours

Safeguarding Resources