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. 


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 the Bishop of Newcastle.






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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Sarah White, Social Work Student

Sarah has joined the Safeguarding Team for a short, 70-day placement while she undertakes her second year of a three-year degree course in social work at the University of Sunderland.  She will also be available to support churches with various projects, including training portals and parish dashboards.  If you are interested in working with Sarah, please contact Donna Brown.


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