Meet the Team

The Church of England aspires to the highest possible standards with regard to the care and protection of children in its care through different areas of church life.

Ian Berry acts for the Diocese of Guildford to ensure the highest standards of safeguarding are maintained for all children and adults. A priority for us is promotion of good practice in safeguarding, ensuring an appropriate pastoral and professional response to concerns and issues. Ian has a background in Child Protection, and since 2005 has been directly involved in the safeguarding of children and young people.

Ian Berry is available for immediate advice relating to
  • Any church member informing a vicar or rector that they/someone else has a history of offending
  • Any invitations to attend MAPPA meetings or place a released offender in church
  • Concerns about the behaviour or conduct of someone in a church


​Diocesan Safeguarding ​Team

Lynda Donaldson Lynda Donaldson

HR Director and Head of Safeguarding

01483 790310

IanBerry1 Ian Berry

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (Case Management and Offender Inclusion)

0754 456 6850

jane huttly1 Jane Huttly

Diocesan Safeguarding (Policy and Training) Adviser

01483 790321

Ali Bilovodska Ali Bilovodska

Interim Safeguarding Administrator

01483 790354

LindaH Linda Hayward

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Manager

01483 790331

Christopher Cloke Christopher Cloke

Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Clergy

Mary Morris at Willow Grange ​facilitates DBS checks for clergy

MaryMorrisWeb Mary Morris

Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Guildford

01483 590500

SAFEGUARDING The Diocese does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Enquiries
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