St Cuthbert’s Church Norham


What to do if you are concerned or worried


If you believe that you, or someone that you know, is, or may be at risk of any form of abuse, OR you believe that you know someone who may pose a risk to others, then it is important to seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or Officer within the Church structure.

If the matter is or great urgency then you would be advised to take your concerns to the Local Authority Social Care Services OR to the Police.

St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, sits within the Diocese of Newcastle. Within the Diocese there is a Safeguarding team led by Ruth Rogan, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser who can be contacted by telephone – 07825 167016 or by e-mail –
Andrew Grant is the Assistant Safeguarding Adviser and his contact details are – tel – 07741 633 670; e-mail

The Diocese provides regular training on all matters relating to Safeguarding and the current calendar of training opportunities is available through the following link

Within the parish, the local Safeguarding Adviser is Dr Janet Young – tel: 01289 382736 and e-mail: All policy and advisory documents are kept within the church and DBS checks are undertaken on any person who may have contact or connection with any vulnerable adult of child as required.

The Local Authority Social Services Safeguarding contact number is 0808 800 2222 or they can be contacted via the County Council website

Northumbria police can be contacted by telephone on 101; by text at 07786 200814; or online via their website –


 When you talk to us, we will listen







Church Contacts

Vicar: Rev. Dr. Robert Kelsey, The Vicarage, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2LF.   Tel: 01289 382325

Parish Safeguarding Advisor: Dr Janet Young – tel: 01289 382736 and e-mail:

Church Wardens:

William Jackson
Ian McCreath