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Safeguarding

Newcastle Cathedral is committed to the care and protection of all children, young people and adults. We strive to be a caring community that provides a loving environment where victims can report or disclose abuse safely and where they will find support and best practices that contribute to the prevention of abuse.

LOUDfence Event in Support of Victims and Survivors of Church-Based Abuse

Hundreds of beautiful strawberries were crafted for a LOUDfence event in March 2024. The accompanying fence will remain in place in the Cathedral while a new, more permanent home is created for the strawberries. Click here to find out more.

This short film includes interviews with those involved in the LOUDfence service on Wednesday 6 March. It was planned by Sarah Troughton, David Creese, and Peter Locke, all of whom have experienced church-based abuse and were brought together by the Diocese of Newcastle’s Chaplaincy to Survivors. 

The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Adviser

Dr Maggi Creese can be contacted on 0191 2321939 and 07826 405972.

Please get in touch with Maggi if you have any safeguarding concerns or if you have any questions about the Cathedral’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

Our Deputy Safeguarding Officer

You are also very welcome to speak with Mrs Gill Lawrence. Her phone number is 07397 997951.

The Cathedral Chapter’s Safeguarding Lead

The Safeguarding Lead for the Chapter of Newcastle Cathedral is the Revd Canon Peter Dobson.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Carol Butler. She can be contacted on 07825 167016 or email c.butler@newcastle.anglican.org.

The Cathedral Chapter recognise that safeguarding is a collective and shared responsibility. In recent years, considerable work has been undertaken to ensure that all staff and volunteers understand this responsibility.

  • The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Action Plan can be viewed here.
  • The Cathedral’s independent safeguarding audit report can be viewed here.
  • The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Policy Statement can be viewed by clicking here. The House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice, adopted by Newcastle Cathedral, is accessible here. The Parish Safeguarding Handbook can be downloaded here. Paper copies of these documents can be obtained from the Vestry on request.

The Diocese of Newcastle’s Safeguarding policies and procedures, together with national Church of England documents relating to Safeguarding, can be viewed on the Diocesan website: newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding


26 May 2022 – Independent Overview Report

Newcastle Cathedral acknowledges the publication of an Independent Overview Report by Independent Reviewer Chris Robson, detailing an independent Lessons Learned Review relating to the recruitment, appointment and management of William Scott Farrell in his various roles at Ely, Newcastle and Rochester Cathedrals. The Dean and Chapter of Newcastle Cathedral are now actively engaged in a process of learning from the issues raised in the report and are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring the recommendations of the report are implemented in their entirety.

To access a statement from The Dean and Chapter of Newcastle Cathedral about the report, please click here.

To access the Independent Overview Report, please click here.

Cathedral Policies

Please click here to view our Whistleblowing Policy

Please click here to view our Complaints Policy

Please click here to view our Privacy Policy

Please click here to view our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy