The parish of Saint Matthew’s and Saint Wilfrid’s Sunderland is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer or the the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for advice and support.
Judith Thompson: Parish Safeguarding Officer
Mobile: 07769 696435 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Miller: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.
If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.