Safeguarding Policy

If you are worried that a child or adult in Cornerstone might be suffering from some kind of ABUSE


  • DO NOT try to diagnose, investigate or sort it out yourself.

  • DO NOT promise confidentiality if someone talks to you about what might be abuse.

  • THINK HARD about what it is about the person’s appearance or behaviour that is making you worried or suspicious.

  • DECIDE who you should TALK to and TALK TO THEM- within 24 hours.


Within Cornerstone, you can talk to the Senior Administrator Jen Moore and/or telephone the Chair of Trustees Peter Hindle- 07990975490.

Cornerstone’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Peter Michell- 01661 871885

Cornerstone is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who uses our centre. You can read our full safeguarding Policy below.

 If you have any questions about what it includes, please feel free to get in touch. 

There is a lot of useful information online. Below are some contact details which you could use if you are worried about someone. 



You may think it is necessary to contact Children’s or Adult’s Services-


Regarding Children

Newcastle Children’s Services- 0191 277 2500 (Mon to Fri 8.45am-5pm)

Regarding Adults

Community Health & Social Care Direct- 0191 278 8377 (Mon to Fri 8am-5pm)


Outside of office hours & at weekends (for children & adults) - 0191 278 7878



Other useful contacts-


Northumbria Police- 0191 214 6555  In cases of immediate danger call 999

Childline- 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA)- 080 8808 8141 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

National Centre for Domestic Violence- 0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 207

Church of England Newcastle Safeguarding Advisor -  07825 167 016 (Ruth Rogan)


Methodist Newcastle Safeguarding Advisor-  07534 346 374 (Carolyn Godfrey)     0191 2260941

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