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.

The Church's Safeguarding Policy is under review for approval by the Parochial Church Council and will be available to be viewed online soon.

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:

Shotley St. John's Safeguarding Officer is Dr. Caroline Jeffery. She may be contacted via email at

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mrs Ruth Rogan. She may be contacted on 07825 167016 or via email at