Department for Safeguarding

Diocesan Safeguarding Committee

The Diocese has a Safeguarding Committee chaired by a lay Trustee of the Diocese with extensive experience of safeguarding requirements in respect of children and vulnerable adults.

Other members of the Committee come from a range of relevant professional backgrounds in social care, health, family law, police, probation and canon law.

The Committee guides the work of the Safeguarding Team and is accountable to the Bishop and Trustees.

Diocesan Safeguarding Committee Members

Gail McGregor

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Appointed 2016. Committee member, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist.

Paul Weatherstone

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Appointed 2018. Committee member, Senior Probation Officer.

Rose Anderson

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Committee member.

Rev. Canon William Agley

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Appointed 2018. Committee Clergy Advisor, Diocesan Parish Priest and Canon Lawyer.

Catherine Dyer

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Committee member and Trustee.

Canon Martin Stempczyk

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Trustee and Diocesan Parish Priest.

Canon Peter Leighton, VG

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Trustee, Vicar General and Diocesan Parish Priest.

Maureen Dale

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Parish Safeguarding Representative.

Mr Tony Lawless

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Youth Ministry Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead and Committee member.