Shotley St. John's Safeguarding Policy

Shotley St. John's Church is committed to:
  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults.
  • Being a safe and caring community which provides a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.
This commitment is shared by all our staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding Contacts

If you worried about yourself or another member of our community please contact:

Our parish safeguarding officer
Richard McAlistair
T: 07825233997


The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Ruth Rogan
T: 07825167016

If your concern is relating to abuse within the church please download and read the following leaflet:

St. John's formal Safeguarding Policy statement is provided below:
Shotley St John Safeguarding Policy

The Parochial Church Council at St. John's has formally adopted the statement by the House of Bishops and we fully engage with the Safer Church Safeguarding Policy found at:

The Parish Safeguarding Handbook aims to further strengthen the Church’s approach to
safeguarding by bringing into one place the safeguarding responsibilities
for parishes and can be found at: Parish Safeguarding Handbook

The Diocese of Newcastle’s Safeguarding policies and procedures, together with national Church of England documents relating to Safeguarding, can be viewed on the Diocesan website: