St George's Church of England Academy
Middleton St George
01325 33 22 30
Safeguarding is about keeping children and young people safe by protecting them from harm, supporting their development and making sure they grow up in a safe environment.
Darlington Safeguarding Partnership is a multi-agency partnership of different organisations whose goal is to keep children and young people safe. This ensures Darlington is a safer place to live. St George’s C of E Academy is an Operation Encompass school, supporting children through key adults.
The partnership makes sure that all people who work to protect children and adults, such as doctors and nurses, the police, teachers and social workers all work together to make sure that children and adults who need help are safe and given support. We have meetings where we make sure that everyone is doing things properly and that children, young people and adults in Darlington are safe.
If you are worried about yourself or another child who is being harmed, you can contact the Children’s Access Point by telephoning 01325 406222 or if you prefer you can contact Childline on 0800 1111 and this call will be free.
Advice for children and young people: https://www.darlington-safeguarding-partnership.co.uk/safeguarding-advice-and-guidance/safeguarding-advice-for-children-and-young-people/
Darlington and County Durham Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, RSACC
RSACC has launched a new helpline number to increase its capacity to support women who have experienced rape and sexual violence. RSACC provides expert support to survivors across Darlington and County Durham, has made the investment to ensure women in crisis or those who are struggling with the long-term impacts of sexual violence can access confidential assistance over the phone.
The new RSACC helpline number is 0300 222 5730 and is open from 10am – 2pm every Monday – Thursday.
The charity says the Covid-19 Pandemic is causing increased distress for many women with other support services closing, increased isolation and a higher likelihood of dangerous situations in the home due to lockdown guidance.
RSACC, an accredited Rape Crisis centre, had more than 700 calls to its confidential helpline in the past year. It is run by trained staff and volunteers who speak to callers for up to an hour to provide emotional support and practical information for women who are dealing with the trauma of being raped or sexually assaulted.