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: Circuit Safeguarding Policy 2018
In an emergency:
Contact the Police on: 999.
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.
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.