Submission to Coroner – Fr Alan Griffin


The Diocese of London, working with Lambeth Palace and the National Safeguarding Team, has responded to the Coroner following the Inquest into the death of Fr Alan Griffin. Details of an independent lessons learnt review have also been announced.

As mentioned in an earlier update from the London College of Bishops, the diocese has commissioned an independent Lessons Learnt Review. 

Terms of reference published 13 September 2021.

Chris Robson has been appointed as the independent reviewer. Chris worked for the Metropolitan Police Service for 30 years in a wide range of roles. Since 2017 he has been the independent chair of a number of safeguarding boards and he has undertaken various safeguarding reviews.

With regard to the review, the LDF’s privacy notice can be found here

The National Safeguarding Team has worked closely with the Diocese of London and Lambeth Palace and will continue to offer advice and support throughout the Review process.