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Diocese appoints new Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Eva Edohen has been appointed as Safeguarding Co-ordinator in the Diocese of Westminster.

She will take up the post on 6 May, managing the strategic development, promotion and effectiveness of the safeguarding policies in the Diocese. She will be responsible to Fr Jeremy Trood, Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding and to the Diocesan Safeguarding Commission.

Eva has extensive safeguarding experience, having qualified as a solicitor in 1995 when she specialised in family and child protection law. She has been a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel. In 2007 she left private practice, to join the FA as Safeguarding Case Manager and in May 2012 she joined the Southwark Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) as a volunteer lay member. She is also a Southwark School governor at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Dulwich.

Bishop John Arnold said: “The Safeguarding Co-ordinator has an important role working for the protection of all children and vulnerable adults within the Diocese of Westminster. I am delighted with the appointment of Eva Edohen to this post and look forward to her joining the safeguarding team and further supporting the work in this area.”

Speaking of her appointment Eva said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the role of Safeguarding Co-ordinator at Westminster.  It presents me with an exciting opportunity to support the Diocese in its commitment to promote the well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults, keeping them safe from harm.  I am looking forward to working together with all those involved in safeguarding within the Diocese and our external partners.”