The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) holds strategic responsibility for the governance of safeguarding in the Diocese of Chester.
Formed in 2020, the DSAP ensures that there are suitable safeguarding procedures in place, that training is available and appropriate, and that the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is effective and to a high standard.
The panel meets four times a year.
The chair of DSAP is Alisa Wilson who took up the role in March 2023. You can read more about Alisa here. Other members of the panel include Bishop Julie Conalty, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Sean Augustin, and representatives of parishes and statutory services.