Safeguarding & Prevent Signposting

Raising a learner/apprentice safeguarding or potential radicalisation concern with Vision Training (North East) Ltd

Vision Training’s Safeguarding/Prevent Lead is Louise Bennett and her deputy is Joanne Wallace, you can contact them by email or telephone:

Office No: 01642 673255 

We also have an emergency safeguarding/prevent mobile number which registered learners will find in their welcome to VTNE booklet, or can access from their Tutor/Assessor or our main number.

Free E-learning for PREVENT

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

See also our pages on contacting government agencies, councils and the police is you have concerns or suspect that a person is being abused or radicalised.


How to Report Abuse in the North East

If you have concerns or suspect that an adult is at risk of either being harmed or abused, then you must report it.  To do nothing is the worst thing you can do.

To report abuse you should:

  • Call Adult Safeguarding team via your local council as shown below
  • If a crime is taking place now, dial 101 to inform the police (or 999 if it is a serious crime/an emergency).
  • Call 999 if you believe any other emergency service is needed.
  • You may also report concerns to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 03000 61 61 61 if your concern relates to a care organisation i.e. care home, hospital.

Confidential Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321north east

  1. Northumberland

Contact the Council on;

Tel: 01670 536 400

Out of hours: 0345 600 5252



Prevent contact details: Ian Billham Strategic Community Safety Manager Tel: 01670 623731


  1. Newcastle City

Contact the council’s Safeguarding adult’s unit on;

Tel: 0191 278 8377

Out of Hours: 0191 232 8520


Tel: 0207 084 8711

Prevent Email:


  1. North Tyneside

Contact the council via;

The gateway team: 0191 643 2777

Email: care&


  1. Gateshead

Contact the council on;

Tel: 0191 433 7033 – 24 hours, 7 days a week



  1. South Tyneside

Contact the council on;

Tel: 0191 424 6000

Out Of Hours: 0191 456 2093



  1. Sunderland

Contact the council via;

Tel: 0191 520 5552

Out of hours number: 0191 520 5552

Email: or

Prevent Contact: Julie Smith

Tel: 0191 561 1591



  1. County Durham

Contact Durham council on;

Tel: social care direct 03000 267 979 24hour service


Prevent Lead: Graham McArdle

Tel: 03000 265 436



  1. Hartlepool

Contact the council on;

Tel: 01429 523 390


Prevent Contact: Clare Clark

Tel: 01429 523 100



  1. Darlington

Contact Darlington Borough council via;

Multi agency safeguarding hub

Tel: 01325 406 111

Emergency contact: 01642 524 552


Prevent contact: Sgt Jayne Freeman

Tel: 09191 375 2555



  1. Stockton on tees

Contact Stockton council on;

Tel: 01642 527 764


Prevent: Community Safety Team  01642  527610

E- Mail


  1. Middlesbrough

Contact Middlesbrough council on;

Tel: 01642 726 004


Prevent Contact; Andrew Shippey



  1. Redcar & Cleveland

Contact the councils safeguarding team on;

Tel: firstcontact@redcar-cleveland,

Prevent Contact; Sue Beevers

Tel: 01642 837752

Email: Â

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