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Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding everyone who worships here or comes to the activities we offer.

We fully acknowledge we have a duty of care to all children and vulnerable adults who are part of our community or visit the Cathedral. In addition to implementing robust policies and guidelines, we carefully select and train paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with these groups, using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if appropriate amongst other tools, to check their suitability

We follow the advice, guidance, policy and practice of the Church of England in Promoting a Safer Church. The Church of England Safeguarding Policy Statement for children, young people and adults is available here: Promoting a Safer Church

Church of England's statement on publication of the IICSA report

Ely Cathedral Safeguarding Handbook

Updated July 2021

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Ely Cathedral SCIE Safeguarding Report 2019

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Action Plan in response to SCIE Safeguarding Report 2019

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Ely Cathedral Whistleblowing Policy

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Ely Cathedral Safer Environment and Activities Policy

Updated February 2021

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Chapter have adopted the following Church of England Policy Documents which are all accessible on the Church of England Safeguarding Pages

Safeguarding Overview

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Duty to “have due regard” to House of Bishops safeguarding guidance

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Promoting a Safer Church

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Protecting All God's Children

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Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance

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The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church

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