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 our Senior Minister, Mark Rainbow (send him an email)
We have two deputy safeguarding leads - David Ashton and Rachel Harder (email them at firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have any concerns related to safeguarding at Grace Church please contact any of the above.
Alternatively, you can contact our external trustee Rod Earnshaw (contact him using the form here),
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