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.


Sarah Acraman, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Sarah is a qualified and experienced social worker, and is able to give advice and help in relation to safeguarding issues that you may have noticed or experienced.


Sue Day, Safeguarding Governance Manager

Sue is a mine of information about safeguarding policies and practice, and also general inquiries about safeguarding at a parish, deanery or diocesan level.


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.


Brigitte Lowe, Operations Assistant (Safeguarding)

Brigitte is responsible for organising and administering our training and DBS applications and renewals.  She also provides administrative support to the DSAP and its sub committees.


Nigel Druce, 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.

A former director of social services for Cornwall, Nigel chairs our safeguarding advisory panel. See How safeguarding is managed below.


This email box is monitored by the safeguarding team.  Should you wish to send a confidential message to Nigel 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 NIGEL DRUCE.

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