Our Safeguarding Team
Head of Safeguarding
Grace takes overall responsibility for the diocese’s safeguarding work and its staff team. She provides advice to Bishop Robert and other church officers when allegations or concerns or other safeguarding matters arise, disseminates guidance for church officers in the diocese and across the chaplaincies and oversees and coordinates the provision of training. She also coordinates the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Committee (DSAC), promoting good practice on safeguarding matters.
Safeguarding in the Diocese in Europe is highly involved with many cultural, legal challenges to be absorbed and manoeuvred within Europe. My team and I are committed to supporting all chaplaincies in their efforts in providing a safe church.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 1163 / Mob: +44 (0)7425 536 259
Assistant Head of Safeguarding
Andy ensures that allegations of abuse are properly managed and recorded, with appropriate referral to relevant statutory authorities. He also provides appropriate advice, risk assessment and other safeguarding support to chaplaincies, and to survivors/victims of abuse. He works to ensure that offenders returning to the community and others that may pose a risk are appropriately supported and managed, and supports the clergy as required.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 1159 / Mob: +44 (0)7384 836 199
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Bridgett’s main duties are to support the development and delivery of diocesan responsibilities within safeguarding policy and practice guidance. Bridgett responds to enquiries that may amount to allegations of abuse and ensures that they are properly assessed, managed, responded to and recorded. She ensures there is appropriate referral to safeguarding managers and any relevant statutory authorities for more detailed investigation and/or approval as required.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 1446
Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator (Safeguarding Checks)
Nick is responsible for carrying out safeguarding checks for all clergy and senior lay church officers across the diocese.
Tel: +44 (0)7443 781 321
Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator (Training)
Craig is responsible for the administration of the leadership training courses for the diocese. He also provides general administrative support to the safeguarding team and is our technical "go-to" person.
Mob: +44 (0)7464 544 715
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Committee (DSAC)
The Diocese has established a Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Committee (DSAC) whose primary role is to provide independent and impartial advice. The DSAC is made up of:
Dianne Smith - Chair
Karen Howard - Independent Member
David Simpson - Independent Member
Trevor Worsfold - Independent Member
Bishop Robert Innes - Diocesan Bishop
Bishop David Hamid - Diocesan Suffragan Bishop
Archdeacon Leslie Nathaniel - Archdeacon of the East, Germany, and Northern Europe
Mary Talbot - Chair of the House of Laity
Andrew Caspari - Diocesan Chief Operating Officer/Diocesan Secretary
Ruth Blanco – Head of Communications
Grace Fagan-Stewart - Head of Safeguarding