St John the Evangelist with St Philip's, Sandbach

Tel: 01270 768826

Safeguarding Contacts

Safeguarding team

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team is currently led by Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Sean Augustin.

Any individual who wishes to come forward with information or to make a disclosure is encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

For all reporting and enquires please email

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Sean Augustin

Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Lynn Everton

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Claire Ratcliffe 

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Claire Collins

Diocesan Service Delivery Manager- Training: Stephen Ellis

PA to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Mims Harrison

Telephone: 01928 643442

Safeguarding Training:


The Lead Bishop for Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chester is Julie Conalty, the Bishop of Birkenhead. Julie joined the diocese in 2021 having served as an archdeacon in the Diocese of Rochester and has a wealth of safeguarding experience within the youth and probation services. Julie's appointment was welcomed by survivor groups and endorsed by Bishop Mark, who said: “Julie brings with her many years of professional expertise in safeguarding. Her passion for justice and truth, and her joyful faith will be an asset and a blessing to us."

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