Safeguarding Advisors  

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My name is Mary-Jayne Carter and I’m the Safeguarding Children Adviser.
My job is to try and make sure children and young people are safe within the life of St Thomas Church.
If you’re worried about anything, please come and see me, or you can contact me on 07736315374 or 
by email
You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111 or ParentPlus on 07799 602858
Download the current Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy here





Currently Mary-Jayne is standing in for the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adult's Advisor. 
Her job is to try and make sure vulnerable adults are safe within the life of St Thomas church.
If you're worried about anything, please come and see me, or you can contact me via the church office on 01524 590410 or the Church Office

If you have immediate concerns call the Police (either as an emergency 999 or non emergency 101), or you can ring Adult Care Services on 08450530009. 


Safeguarding Training

You may have noticed that there is no safeguarding training booked in for adults or children this year. This is due to the Church of England rolling out a new policy (due to be released very soon) which combines children and adults safeguarding together. The training is also combined, has been standardized nationally and will be delivered by staff and volunteers from the diocese.

Everyone who works/volunteers with children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable needs to complete the C0 course. This is an interactive online course, is completely free and takes up to one hour to complete. All you need is access to the internet and an email address. The link for this is: safeguardingtraining.cofeportalif you do not have access to the internet we can provide a computer in the church office to assist.

Please contact admin@st.tees.org.uk or Mary-Jayne.Carter@hotmail.co.uk if you need further information. Please also provide the church office with a copy of your certificate once completed for our records. Many thanks, Mary-Jayne Carter, Safeguarding Adviser.


Volunteering at St Thomas'
(except for Youth and Children's groups)

Everyone volunteering at St Thomas' to help on team that serves adults must complete the Volunteer Application Form
receive a Role Description for each role they have  
be aware of the Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Policy for St Thomas'.

For some volunteers, dependant on the role a a Reference Request Form will also be required

A few volunteers will need a current DBS certificate for Adults, they must also complete a  Self Declaration Form  Ask in the Office for any help or explanation.

Forms that need to be completed by all people volunteering to work in roles that include Adults can be found on the Useful Documents page