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Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) has a responsibility to provide scrutiny, support and constructive challenge to safeguarding in the Diocese of Lincoln and Cathedral. DSAP provides independent advice and expertise to the diocese and Cathedral on a number of safeguarding areas including policies, practices and procedures.

A key priority of DSAP is the response to survivors and engaging with the Survivor Network.

DSAP has a responsibility of ensuring accountability through audit, quality assurance and lessons learnt reviews.

For a full overview of DSAP’s responsibilities and scope, Terms of Reference can be found here.

The Diocese of Lincoln Safeguarding Strategy can also be found here and covers the strategic aims. Adherence and progress made in accordance to the Strategy is monitored by a Delivery Plan Review Committee.

DSAP is committed engaging with survivors and victims and to ensure representation on DSAP. The Survivor Network group both provide input into DSAP and receive output from DSAP meetings.

Survivor Network and DSAP

More information on survivor support can be found here including the Diocese of Lincoln Survivor Strategy. If you would like more information on how you can engage with the Survivor Network please contact the Safeguarding Advocate on either 01522 504070 or email

2024 DSAP dates:

Wednesday 20th March at Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln

Thursday 27th June at Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln

Thursday 3rd October at Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln

Thursday 5th December at Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln


Sally Hodges – DSAP Chair

Jack Redeyoff – Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

The Reverend Canon David Dadswell – Diocesan Secretary

The Reverend Nick Nawrockyi – Senior Chaplain to the Bishop of Lincoln

Gemma Marks-Good – Safeguarding Advocate

Lynsey Norris – Assistant Diocesan Director of Education

Felicity Borkertas – Safeguarding Administrator

Adrian Wootten – Lincoln Cathedral Safeguarding Officer

Nick Brown – Lincoln Cathedral Precentor