Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Our team is based at our Diocesan Offices at the following address:
Church House, St John's Terrace, North Shields, NE29 6HS.
Ruth Rogan, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Ruth has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational activities of the team and is accountable to Bishop Christine. She has a social work background and can be contacted about any safeguarding concern anyone might have either within or outside the church community.
T: 07825 167 016
Andrew Grant, Assistant Safeguarding Adviser
Andrew takes lead responsibility for assessing and managing situations involving anyone who might pose a risk to children and/or vulnerable adults. He has a police background and can be contacted about any safeguarding concern anyone might have either within or outside the church community.
T: 07741 633 670
Linda Hunter, Training and Policy Adviser
Linda takes the lead in organising and delivering our Diocesan training programme and can be contacted about this, as well as any questions or queries parishes might have about their policies and procedures. She also takes a lead in ensuring our Safeguarding Handbook 'Towards a Safer Church' is up to date on the website.
T: 01434 633 742
Ruth O'Hagan, Administrative Support Officer
Ruth takes the lead in all matters related to DBS questions, queries and processes, apart from dealing with blemishes which Ruth Rogan does. She works closely with APCS (Access Personal Checking Services) and can advise on who needs a DBS check and who doesn't. Ruth can be contacted about our training, tell you what you have already done, need to do and ensure you have the information you need prior to attending a training session.
T: 0191 270 4100