Redeemer Safeguarding Vision

Redeemer Church takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of both the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to its care.  We believe that with both of these people groups, God wants us to reflect his love, grace and mercy through authentic friendships where, ultimately, He is encountered and lives are transformed.

Redeemer Church commits to relate effectively to and value children and young people, whilst ensuring their protection within church activities, encourage and support parents/carers and ensure that all team members are given support and provided with appropriate training. 

Redeemer Church has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policy, both of which can be accessed by speaking to Claire Scott, the Safeguarding Lead for Redeemer. 

In addition, please find below a list of useful contact numbers and support agencies that may be useful.

List of Agencies/Roles/Contact Numbers

Group/AgencyRoleContact Number
Childrens’ Social Care/ Social ServicesTo protect children
Ring if immediate concern for child’s safety
03000 267 979 (First Contact)
Adult Social Care/ Adult Social Services To protect adults above 18 years. Emergency Duty Team operates as ASC out of hours/weekends/ bank holidays. Will advise and take action to protect an adult, including emergency medical treatment 03000 267 979
Adult Safeguarding Board (ABS) 03000 267 979
31:8 (Formerly CCPAS)Independent Christian Safeguarding charity who operate an advisory and support service for safeguarding matters0303 003 1111
PoliceInvolved in criminal activity999
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)They are responsible for dealing with allegations against people in authority or responsibility (e.g. Kids Work Leader. Church Leader). 03000 268 835
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs)Offer a range of theraputic services for children, young people and their families who experience moderate to severe emotional/mental health problems, including direct and indirect clinical work through consultation and training. 0191 594 5770

0300 123 9296 for referral
HarbourDomestic violence support group

03000 20 25 25
If u care, shareSuicide prevention support group0191 387 5661
One Point Chester-Le-StreetOffer support for children up to 19 years (25 years if YP has a disability).
Offer advice and practical support for home life, including pregnancy, parenting and employment.
03000 261 111

Refer to Durham County Council website for further information and service details.

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