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Message from Grace Fagan, Head of Safeguarding

It is with pleasure I commenced work in the Diocese in Europe on 6th November 2019 and have continued to enjoy the role along with its challenges.  Since my arrival, the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST), have been welcoming.  They have engaged with me refocusing on our primary tasks. Also, the team has recently been restructured to cater for the increased demands in training and efficient communications.  To this end, we have also strengthened our training offers.

My initial impressions have led me to understand that safeguarding in the Diocese in Europe is highly involved with many cultural, legal challenges to be absorbed and manoeuvred within Europe.  I and the DST are committed to supporting all chaplaincies in their efforts in providing a safe church. Excitingly, there is a willingness across the diocese, to engage with the safeguarding agenda and associated training.  However, it is noticeable that the number of cases reported could be improved upon, which I know we are all collectively working towards achieving. 

The safeguarding service continues to be available to assist you in achieving the best for all in the diocese.

Grace Fagan

Head of Safeguarding

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