“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility”

View our safeguarding policies on our Policies page.

All those who come into contact with children, young people and families in their everyday working life, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Within NCEA Trust, the welfare of our students is paramount, to support this we have a number of dedicated safeguarding, welfare and pastoral personnel employed across the Trust and in our schools.

As a Trust we have a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours that foster the prevalence of abuse and assault in all its forms. We take all such issues very seriously and encourage anyone affected to talk to staff in our schools directly, staff will listen and take further advice regarding next steps. When schools are closed help and advice can be found below.

Key Contacts:

Sandra Brown : Safeguarding and Compliance Director and Trust Safeguarding Lead (TDSL)

Sandra Brown

Safeguarding and Compliance Director and Trust Safeguarding Lead (TDSL)


School Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Bishop’s Primary 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 Campus
  • Clare Marriott – Josephine Butler Primary and Robert Stephenson Campus
Duke’s Secondary School
  • Jeanette Gadsby – years 7-11
  • Ben Line – years 12-13
Castle School
  • Caroline Vardy and Jo Easton
NCEA Warkworth C of E Primary School
  • Laura Ritson
Trustee Link Governor for Safeguarding
  • Richard Bishopp


What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child please contact any member of staff.

Alternatively you can email safeguarding@ncea.org.uk (term time 0830-1630) or contact www.childline.org.uk 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) Carol Glasper on 01670 623979.

NSPCC Sexual Abuse helpline for students, parents and staff 0800 136 663

In an emergency, do not hesitate, call the Police on 999.

Further information

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

Childline | Advice Line (24hours) : 0800 11 11

NSPCC | Advice Line: 0808 800 5000

Private Fostering – Information for Parents and Carers