Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough
(Registered Charity No. 233748)
Every child, young person and vulnerable adult who comes to a Church or Parish Activity is important. All the adults must make sure:
· You are treated well and with respect.
· You are listened to.
· All reasonable action is taken to ensure you are safe.
If you are unhappy, muddled, confused, worried, hurt or frightened about anything that happens at a Church or Parish Activity, where you live or anywhere else you go, we want to help.
The people you can tell are:
· Somebody in your family or where you live.
· A leader who you feel listens to you in the Church/Parish Activity.
· Your Parish Safeguarding Representative (see below).
· The Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator (see below).
· Somebody at school.
You will not get into trouble at Church (in the Youth Group etc.) for telling about something that is making you unhappy, muddled, confused, worried, hurt or frightened. It sometimes takes a lot of courage to tell.
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Angela Clarke – 07704 895955
The Safeguarding Representative has special responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk.
Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator:
Mr Mick Walker
50a The Avenue
Middlesbrough TS5 6QT
Tel. No. 01642 852266 or 01642 850505
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 or 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH or www.nspcc.org.uk
NSPCC: textphone service (for deaf people) 0800 056 0566
Childline: Freephone 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
1-2-1 chat (computer based service run by ChildLine by which young people can ‘speak’ to a counsellor on line – www.childline.org.uk)
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141 or www.elderabuse.org.uk
Age UK: 0800 169 6565 or www.ageuk.org.uk
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