Safeguarding Hub

Making life simpler for Parish Safeguarding Officers and PCCs

We are incredibly excited to be launching the Safeguarding Hubs across the Diocese in January 2024, with an aim for all parishes to be using these to their full capacity by October 2024.

A Safeguarding Hub has a suite of tools to help a parish with safeguarding. The first three tools help with safer recruitment and people management.To watch a video introduction to the Safeguarding Hub, please click here

For a brief introduction to the different stages of the Safeguarding Hub, you can find tutorial videos here.

There is also a brochure which explains the hubs, ideal for PCC’s etc available here.

As always, with the launch of something new, lots of support is available.

We are holding an initial training sessions which is being led by Clearly Simple, who developed the hubs (as well as our already established Safeguarding Parish Dashboards). You can book a place on this course here:

Safeguarding Hubs - invitation to an additional introductory workshop

Due to populare demand we intend to hold an online workshop, which will introduce you to the Safeguarding Hubs. 

The workshop will be on February 13th  at 7pm and will run for 2 hours, although the second hour is optional. A Safeguarding Hub has a suite of tools to help a parish with safeguarding.

The first three tools:

  • Keep track of DBS checks and safeguarding training.
  • Create role descriptions and person specifications.
  • Track the safer recruitment of new volunteers.

You can read more about Safeguarding Hubs here

The workshop will highlight the benefits of using the Hubs and show how easy it is to get started in using it. The first hour will focus on the core content.  It will include a demonstration of the main features of the Hubs, with the opportunity to ask questions. The second hour is optional.  After a short break, for any participants that want to continue, there will be the opportunity to ask any other questions about the Hubs. 

Register here for this workshop.

Following this, Donna Brown will be holding Zoom training on the following dates, no need to book, just use the Zoom link provided:

Programme Day Time Session 1 Zoom Link
Safeguarding Hub Zoom Drop in Friday 2pm 19/01/2024
Meeting ID: 856 7862 4723
Passcode: 221514


Deanery drop-in sessions

Donna Brown will be holding deanery drop-in sessions in each deanery throughout the roll out of the Hub. These sessions are predominantly to deal with issues around the Hub, but Donna will also be available to discuss any other issues, such as training or DBS. Donna will be available in each parish between 10am and 4pm and you are invited to drop in any time in that period. Some venues are still to be confirmed but will be added soon.






Newcastle Central Deanery Drop in Day



Bamburgh and Glendale Deanery Drop in Day



Newcastle East Deanery Drop in Day

St Martins Centre (TBC)


Bellingham Drop in Day



Newcastle West Drop in Day

St James and St Basil, Fenham.


Corbridge Drop in Day



Tynemouth Deanery Drop in Day



Hexham Drop in Day



Morpeth Deanery Drop in Day



Norham Drop in Day



Bedlington Deanery Drop in Day



Alnwick Deanery Drop in Day



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