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Welcome to the work of the Safeguarding Service of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster.

In this section you will find information related to how to report a concern about a child or adult at risk, about support to survivors of abuse, how to create a safe environment, how to safely recruit staff and volunteers, and some suggestions as to how to promote a culture of safeguarding across the Diocese. The Updates section informs you about current development and new initiatives.

On this page, you also will find the details of the central safeguarding team and how to contact us.

We hope that you will find this area useful and we welcome any constructive comments you may have that will help us improve our services.

Best wishes,

Geraldine Allen

RCDOW Safeguarding Co-ordinator


If you have information of a safeguarding nature where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999.

If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns, past or present,  please email us on We will ensure that any concerns are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner.

Otherwise, please contact the Safeguarding Team below.

RCDOW Safeguarding Team

Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding - Rev Monsignor Séamus O'Boyle: / 020 7226 3277

Safeguarding Co-ordinator - Geraldine Allen: / 020 7798 9350/ 07803 634 236

PA to the Safeguarding Coordinator/Team Administrator/Commission Secretary - Gabriele Sedda: / 020 7798 9356/ 07851 250 899

Safeguarding Officer - Sarah Robinson: / 020 7798 9186/ 07851 250 897

Safeguarding Officer - Rebecca Williams:  / 020 7798 9096/ 07851 250 895

Safeguarding Officer - Natalie Creswick: / 020 7798 9359/ 07889 805 284

Safeguarding Officer (Review) - Monawara Bakht: / 07738183832

DBS Administrator - Jackie Krobo: / 020 7798 9352/ 07515 329 617

(Working days: Monday – Thursday)

DBS Administrator - Euan Brady: / 07874 878 712

(Working days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

DBS Administrator - Johanna Ashley: / 07874861060

(Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Safeguarding Support Officer - Arianna Sommariva: / 020 7798 9358/ 07719 563 119

Parish Safeguarding Support Officer - Maria Eid / 07874 878 710


The Diocese of Westminster Safeguarding Team are following Government Guidelines and will be mainly working from home until further notice, please see below on how to contact us at this time.

Email: Direct any concerns via email to the main inbox,

Phone: Call our direct office numbers as normal (please see above), these have been diverted to our mobile phones.

Post: Please avoid sending items by post if possible. Scanning documents to us is the preferred option at this time.

In Person: Visiting Vaughan House is by appointment only. Please book an appointment with the relevant team member and ensure you have read and agree to 'Our Commitment to Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020' prior to your visit.