Newcastle Cathedral, the Cathedral Church for the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle, is committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults.
  • Being a safe and caring community which provides a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

This commitment is shared by all our staff and volunteers.

The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed by clicking here: Towards a Safer Cathedral Policy – October 2017. A paper copy is kept in the Vestry and may be viewed 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:

The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Officer is Canon Steven Harvey.


Canon Harvey can be contacted on 0191 232 1939 or via email at Please contact him if you have any Safeguarding concerns, or if you have any questions about the Cathedral’s Safeguarding policies and procedures.

You are also welcome to speak with Mrs Gill Lawrence, a member of the Cathedral congregation.

Mrs Lawrence can be contacted on 07397 997951.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mrs Ruth Rogan. She may be contacted on 07825 167016 or via email at