Meet the Safeguarding Team

Our team is based at our Diocesan Offices at the following address:

Church House, St John's Terrace, North Shields, NE29 6HS or call 0191 270 4100. The office is currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions so please use mobile telephone numbers to contact staff members.


Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Tel: 07825 167016

Carol, a specialist in safeguarding and risk management, is the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. She'll have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational activities of the team and is accountable to Bishop Christine.






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





Mark Bagnall, Safeguarding Training Officer

Mark's role is to ensure that the Foundation and Leadership modules are delivered in the Diocese. This is carried out in conjunction with the volunteer trainers.

T: 0191 270 4100





Donna Brown, Safeguarding Operations Officer

Donna supports the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and the Parish Safeguarding Officers. Her responsibilities include organising safeguarding training for all who need it and the roll-out of the Parish Safeguarding Dashboard.

T: 07436 220861

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