Safeguarding Advisory Panel

The Safeguarding Advisory Panel (SAP) at the Diocese meets quarterly with the primary objective of discussing particularly complex safeguarding work. Members of the panel comprise of safeguarding experts from statutory bodies such as the police, probation service, children & adult services, and education.

The well-rounded panel membership, alongside advisors from the Diocese aims to ensure the safeguarding practices in the Diocese are as effective as possible to keep children and adults at risk safe, whilst maintaining vital independence and objectivity. The outcomes allow the safeguarding team to present fully developed safeguarding recommendations to the Bishop for consideration and accountability.

Members of the Safeguarding Advisory Panel are:

Chair – Prof Michelle McManus

Robert Ganley

Dr Maria Cunningham

DS Wendy Grace

Phil Saunders

Fr Christopher Dawson (trustee)

Sr Philomena McCluskey

Mgr Michael Kujacz (advisor)

Rachel McGee (advisor)

Lorraine Leonard (advisor)

Jenny Clayton (advisor)

Kirstie McLachlan (advisor)

Danny Islip (advisor)

Nathan Keogh (advisor)