Safeguarding Commission

The Diocesan Safeguarding Commission is responsible for ensuring that the national safeguarding procedures for the Catholic Church are implemented and being used. There are twenty Religious Orders who are aligned to the commission; there is representation from both male and female Orders on the commission. You can see the names and roles of all the Diocesan Safeguarding Commission members.

You can email the Independent Chair here:


Helen Milton
Independent Chair 

Canon Kieron O'Brien
Safeguarding Priest Advisor

Canon Paul Jennings

Fr John Garry
Religious Rep

Elizabeth (Liz) Bedford
Parish Safeguarding Rep

Elizabeth Wakeling
Youth Coordinator

Laura Maydew-Gale

Katherine Taylor-Birnie
Brighton & Hove

Awaiting appointment

Dilhara Fernando
Lourdes Pilgrimage

Anne Burnage
West Sussex

Sr Helen Doyle
Religious Rep

DS Claire Tidy
Surrey Police

DS Jane Wooderson
Sussex Police