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Last updated 5th September 2016

               Safeguarding Officer

         Gillian Dorman Smith is the
              Safeguarding Officer
         for St Mary's West Acklam

           She can be contacted on
                  01642 821619

Gillian retired in 2014 but all her working life was spent in education. From starting off as a classroom teacher in Birmingham in 1976 she has assumed responsibility for many aspects of education encompassing a number of leadership roles, including headship. She taught in Birmingham, Wallsend , Washington and Sunderland before coming to Middlesbrough in 1993.She was appointed  headteacher  in Stockton on Tees in 1996 and  from 2003 until her retirement she worked in the same  local authority  as an education adviser. 

Gillian passionately believes that all children and young people deserve the very best opportunities in their lives including those activities and opportunities for worship provided by the church.

Since assuming the role of Safeguarding Officer for St Mary's in 2014 she has worked closely with the diocese, PCC and all those who work in the church with children and young people to ensure that our training, policies and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed.

Please read our 'Child Protection Policy' found in the Church Policies page