The leadership of Grace Church Newton Hall recognise the importance of our work with children and young people and adults in need of protection and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

Therefore we are committed to creating and enabling a healthy, robust safeguarding culture here at Grace Church.

We are members of ThirtyOne:Eight, a Christian safeguarding charity.

A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here.

Grace Church Safeguarding Contacts

Our safeguarding lead is David Ashton and Rosanne Rowell is a deputy safeguarding lead.  David and Rosanne are both members of the church family, and you can contact them by emailing 

Bethan Meirion-Jones is our youth and children's worker and also a deputy safeguarding lead (send her an email).

If you have any concerns related to safeguarding at Grace Church please contact any of the above.

External Safeguarding Contacts

thirtyone:eight helpline - 0303 003 11 11

Durham County Council First Contact (for reporting concerns about a child) - 03000 267 979

Durham County Council Social Care Direct (for reporting concerns about a vulnerable adult) - 03000 267 979

Childline - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0800 1111 (for children) or 0808 800 5000 (for adults)

Domestic Violence Helpline (for female victims of domestic abuse) - 0808 2000 247

Mankind (for male victims of domestic violence) - 01823 334 244