Durham Cathedral Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

We fully endorse the Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement ‘Promoting a safer Church’ which asserts:

“The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.”

How we handle safeguarding concerns

We require that everyone who carries out activities on behalf of the cathedral knows and abides by our safeguarding policy and procedures. To ensure we all have a proactive approach to safeguarding we provide our staff and volunteers with safeguarding training and access to professional safeguarding services.

We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those at risk, and aim to respond well to those who contact us with safeguarding concerns. With any situation relating to safeguarding, we put all necessary procedures in place to ensure the care and protection of people across the cathedral.

Durham Cathedral Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are available to download below:

If you would like more information regarding Durham Cathedral Policies and Procedures contact safeguarding@durhamcathedral.co.uk