Welfare and safeguarding

Ensuring the safety of everyone involved with the Newcastle Rugby Foundation and Newcastle Rugby is of the upmost importance to us. We believe everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. We will make sure that everyone has the same protection regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

To view our Safeguarding policy, please click here.

See or hear something you’re not happy with? Please report any type of inappropriate or antisocial behaviour while you’re on-site to the nearest steward or member of staff.

Alternatively you can email any concerns to speakup@newcastle-falcons.co.uk

Key contacts:

Designated safeguarding leads

Safeguarding lead for Newcastle Rugby Ltd

Shelley Hudson
07590 535764

Safeguarding leads for Newcastle Falcons Academy

James Ponton
07775 850986

Cheryl Abdul
07856 507511

Safeguarding lead for Newcastle Rugby Foundation

Melanie Magee 
07764 933310

A full list of key contacts, including our deputy safety offices and welfare officers can be found in our safeguarding policy which can be accessed above. 

Flag a concern: speakup@newcastle-falcons.co.uk