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 Action Plan can be viewed here: Newcastle Cathedral Safeguarding Action Plan November 2019

The Cathedral’s independent safeguarding audit report can be viewed here: Newcastle Cathedral Safeguarding Report 2019

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 Mrs Gill Lawrence. She can be contacted on 07397 997951. Please contact her as soon as possible if you have any Safeguarding concerns. And please don’t hesitate to contact her if you seek advice, guidance or further information relating to Safeguarding.

You are also very welcome to speak with The Very Revd Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle.

The Dean can be contacted on 0191 232 1939 or via email at

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