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Safeguarding at St Hilda's

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. 

Contact our Safeguarding Lead:  Jean Mulley, 

Tel: (0191) 456 7461


We're here to help

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously. We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused.

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, please do not hesitate to contact the Safeguarding Lead for advice and support.

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 have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999.

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

If our Safeguarding Lead is unavailable please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: 

Beth Miller, Tel: 07968 034 075, email:


If Beth is unavailable you can confidentially leave a contact number with the receptionist at Cuthbert House, the headquarters of the Diocese of Durham:

Tel: 01388 604515. They will ensure your call is returned as soon as possible.

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Are you unhappy with the way in which a safeguarding issue or abuse concern has been dealt with?

Please send your concerns in writing to the independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel at: 

Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

  • The National Safeguarding Team:

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