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Who Can I Talk To?

If you have any concerns, would like some advice or need to report a safeguarding concern please contact the Regional Safeguarding Officer on the below contact details.

Regional Safeguarding Officer, Carolyn Godfrey on 07534 346374 or newcastle.darlington@dso.methodist.org.uk.

If you have an urgent concern about a child or vulnerable adult, please contact your local statutory agencies.

If you have a question about booking safeguarding training, you can also contact Assistant Regional Safeguarding Officer, Rachel Bourne on neregsafe.office@gmail.com.

Need to talk to someone?

Helpline PhoneTimesCostEmail
Samaritans116 123open 24/7Freejo@samaritans.org
Mental health support
0300 123 3393
Text 86463
open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri (except Bank Holidays)Local rates from landline; mobile charges varyinfo@mind.org.uk
Need advice about drugs... Talk to Frank
0300 123 6600
Text 82111
open 24/7Local rates from landline; mobile charges varyfrank@talktofrank.com
Alcoholics Anonymous0800 9177 650open 24/7freehelp@aamail.org
Rape Crisis0808 802 999912pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm dailyFree-
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline0300 330 063010am – 10pm dailyLocal rates from landline; mobile charges varychris@switchboard.lgbt
National Domestic Violence
Run by Women's Aid & Refuge
0808 2000 247
0808 801 0327 Male advice & enquiry
0808 802 4040 Helpline for men worried that they may be harming someone else
open 24/7Free-
ManKind Initiative01823 334244weekdays 10am – 4pmLocal rates from landline; mobile charges vary-
Farming Community Network03000 111 9997am – 11pm every day of the yearLocal rates from landline; mobile charges varychris@fcn.org.uk
Dementia Helpline0800 888 6678open 9am – 9pm Mon – FriFreehelpline@dementiauk.org
Silver Line
Helpline for older people
0800 470 80 90open 24/7Free-
Action on Elder Abuse080 8808 8141open 9am – 5pm Mon – FriFree-
Childline0800 1111open 24/7Free-
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Carmel Road South

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