Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Officers


Alnmouth: Isabel Chalmers

Lesbury: TBC

Longhoughton: TBC

Howick: TBC

01665 830362


0800 1111

Family Lives Confidential Helpline                       

0808 800 2222

This statement has been adopted by each church in the Aln & Coastland Parishes and approved at a PCC in 2016

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


Each parish is working in line with the Diocesan handbook "Towards a Safer Church"  deatils can be found here



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—Daniel Ladinsky, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi