The Catholic Church across Yorkshire’s historic West Riding since 1878


Trustee’s Safeguarding Sub-Committee

The work of the Safeguarding Office is subject to scrutiny by the Diocesan Trustee’s Safeguarding Sub-Committee, who provide oversight and, where appropriate, advice and guidance on the management of individual cases and the strategic direction of safeguarding in the Diocese.

The Trustee’s Safeguarding Committee is governed by a Terms of Reference which states: “The purpose of this Sub-Committee of the Trustee is to support, assist and advise the Diocesan Trustee in discharging its duties in safeguarding, in accordance with the Trustee’s legal and regulatory duties, Trust Deed, Canon Law of the Catholic Church, Charity Commission guidance, and operating within the standards, policies and procedures of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency.”

For the full Trustee’s Safeguarding Committee Terms of Reference, you can read the full document here.

The current work of the Committee is summarised and will be published following the quarterly meeting here.


The Trustee’s Safeguarding Committee Members

  • Chair-Lay Safeguarding Trustee
  • Vice Chair- Safeguarding Children
  • Vicar General
  • Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Adult Safeguarding Representative
  • Legal Representative
  • Administration Support


Please read the specific roles and responsibilities here.

National Safeguarding Structure

Governance Structure 2023