At St Joseph's Benwell we take the safety of all in our care very seriously, particularly for children and adults who may be at risk.

We have robust recruitment procedures in place for any staff or volunteer roles working with under 18s and adults who may be at risk, including up-to-date DBS (police record) checks where required.

In addition, our programmes and events are risk-assessed at least annually and staff and volunteer leaders are trained and updated annually in both fire and safeguarding procedures.

If you would like to know more you can read our Safeguarding Policy.

If you have concerns about the safety of children or adults at Jesmond Parish Church / St Joseph's Benwell / Holy Trinity Gateshead you can contact any of the following:

St Joseph's Benwell Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Rev Ken Matthews, 0191 337 1495
St Joseph's Benwell Deputy Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Dr Mohini Wood 0191 337 1492
thirty-one:eight (formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, CCPAS) 24-hr helpline 0303 003 1111