Safeguarding

Guildford Cathedral is committed to providing a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for all, including children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect. The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Cathedral activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Cathedral Community.

Cathedral Safeguarding Policy

A copy of the Cathedral Safeguarding Policy is provided below, which should be read in conjunction with the Guildford Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guide and the Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.

Early in 2019 The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) conducted an independent audit of the safeguarding arrangements of Guildford Cathedral. This programme of work was commissioned by the Church of England will see all the Church of England’s cathedrals audited between late 2018 and early 2021. It represents an important opportunity to support improvement in safeguarding. The results of the audit can be downloaded here.

 

Cathedral Safeguarding Contacts

The Cathedral Safeguarding Officer is:

Mary Morris
Tel: 07949 685 683 
Email: mary.morris@cofeguildford.org.uk 

The Chapter Safeguarding Representative is:

The Venerable Stuart Beake
Tel: 01483 893 981 
Email: stuartbeake@guildford-cathedral.org 

Full details of the Cathedral Safeguarding Representatives can be obtained here.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Representative is:

Ian Berry
07544 566 850
ian.berry@cofeguildford.org.uk 

If you are concerned that someone is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Cathedral Safeguarding Officer or the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager using the contact details above.

If you need advice or to report a concern outside normal office hours, please ring Surrey Multi Agency Safguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 470 9100 Out of Hours Service 01483 517 898

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult may be at immediate risk, contact the police 999.

Guildford Cathedral Safeguarding Briefing Pack

These documents can be downloaded here: