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"Every human being has a value which we acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. We believe therefore that all people should be valued, supported and protected from harm. We recognise the personal dignity and rights of vulnerable people towards whom the Church has a special responsibility. We must demonstrate our willingness to safeguard and recognise that we all have a role to play in creating a safer environment and this should be evident in our daily ministry. Safeguarding is everyone’s business."


Angie Richardson

Safeguarding Coordinator, Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

In the Parish of the Durham Martyrs, we are committed to living out the above quote written by Diocesean Safeguarding Coordinator Angie Richardson. Our Safeguarding leads are Kathleen Murray (St Godric's) and Dennis Bradley (St Joseph's)

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