The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878.

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878.

What is the Safeguarding Commission

The safeguarding work undertaken within the Diocese of Leeds, and for the aligned religious congregations is overseen by a Safeguarding Commission. The Commission includes representatives from various organisations both Statutory and Voluntary, as well as those with roles in the Church.

Commission Members

Pat McDermott – Chair of Leeds Catholic Safeguarding Commission
Abigail Clay – Safeguarding Children Lead
Sharon Costello – Adult at Risk Lead
Sr Maria Crowley – Safeguarding Lead – Religious
Mgr Paul Fisher – Vicar General
Bernadette Cawley – Legal Specialist
Lucy Nicholson – Manager National Probation Service, Leeds

In attendance:  

Canon John Aveyard – Clergy Safeguarding Lead
Joanne Clark – Minute Taker
Suzanne Mitchell – Safeguarding Coordinator