The Methodist Church believes that every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of humans in God’s own image and likeness.

Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

Circuit Safeguarding Policy:





In an emergency:

Contact the Police on:  999.

Social Services:

Gateshead Children’s Services (office hours):  0191 433 2653.
Gateshead (Out of hours):  0191 477 0844.
Gateshead Adult Social care direct:  0191 433 7033.
Durham first Contact (children and adults) Tel.  03000 267979.

NSPCC Helplines:

Help for adults who are concerned about a child 0808 800 5000.
Help for children and young people call Childline 0800 11 11.

Regional Safeguarding Officer - Carolyn Godfrey.
07534 346374.