Safeguarding team

The safeguarding team support people in parishes to keep themselves and others safe.  The key activities of the team are:-

  • Providing safeguarding advice and support;
  • Managing serious cases;
  • Delivering safeguarding training;
  • Providing safer recruitment support;
  • Ensuring compliance to safeguarding legislation and practice guidance;
  • Quality assurance and external scrutiny of safeguarding practice.

Andy Earl, Head of Safeguarding – Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

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Andy is an experienced Safeguarding professional bringing a wide and varied experience from both the police Church and Armed Forces and is able to give advice and help in relation to safeguarding issues that you may have noticed or experienced.

Joanne Pomery, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officer & Cathedral Safeguarding Officer

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Jo previously spent 15 years with Devon and Cornwall Police. Jo’s experience involved working in the police response teams, and the domestic abuse investigation team before becoming an offender manager in the management of serious, sexual and violent offenders, as part of the Public Protection Unit at Devon and Cornwall Police.

Mandy Wells, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer

Mandy organises and runs loads of training for people at all levels within the diocese. We give training courses to hundreds of people every year! Please talk to Mandy about any of your safeguarding training needs or questions.


JUSTINE HOSKING, Independent Chair of the
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

The panel draws on the experience of people involved in safeguarding in other walks of life, from education, the NHS, Social care and the police, for example, to help shape and inform decisions about the development of our safeguarding practices and policies.

Justine Hosking is a solicitor specialising in social care law. She previously managed the Cornwall Council legal team supporting children and adult services and education and was the chair of the Cornwall Family Justice Board. Her contribution to child protection and safeguarding practice enabled her to be appointed as Crown Counsel on secondment to the Attorney General’s office in the Falkland Islands to advise the government on implementation of new children’s law and practice.

Justine  believes passionately that ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.


This email box is monitored by the safeguarding team.  Should you wish to send a confidential message to Justine or the DSAP please post it to Church House, Truro Business Park, Woodlands Court, Threemilestone, Truro, TR4 9NH – marked PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL TO BE OPENED BY JUSTINE HOSKING.

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Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.