Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Senior Safeguarding Lead (DSLT) for the Trust is:
Sandra Brown, Safeguarding and Compliance Director.

The Trustee link for safeguarding is:
Richard Bishopp.

School Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) are:
Bishop’s School
Nina McGrath – Grace Darling Infants Campus
Sharon Cole – Grace Darling Juniors Campus
Jessica Williamson– Thomas Bewick Campus
Caroline Mullen – James Knott Campus
Amy Thompson – William Leech
Clare Marriott – Josephine Butler Primary and Robert Stephenson Campus
Duke’s School
Jeanette Gadsby – years 7-11
Ben Line – years 12-13
Castle School
Caroline Vardy and Jo Eastern
Warkworth C of E primary
Laura Ritson
If you have concerns about the welfare of a child please contact any member of staff. Alternatively you can email (term time 0830-1630) or contact telephone 0800 11 11

Children’s Services (One Call) can be contacted 24hours a day on 01670 536400.

If you have a concern about a member of staff or an adult who works with children please contact the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Adam Hall on 01670 623979. 

In an emergency, call the Police 999

Further information:

Useful links

Families Information Service: Advice Line: 0800 023 4440 Parentline Plus: Advice Line: 0808 800 2222 Advisory Centre for Education (ACE): Advice Line: 0808 800 5793 Advice line 24hours : 08001111


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