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SAFEGUARDING

Ely Cathedral is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer.

Ely Cathedral accepts the prime duty of care for children and vulnerable adults.

Ely Cathedral follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.

Ely Cathedral follows 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.

Chapter have adopted the following Church of England Policy Documents which are all accessible on the Church of England Safeguarding Pages. www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church can be found here.

National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG) update

At this month's NSSG, it was agreed to provide an update following each meeting to ensure greater transparency both about what is being discussed and what decisions are made.

Read the report from the April 2020 meeting which includes a link to further information on its wider work.

COVID-19 and Safeguarding

We are continuing to add information to the safeguarding page of the Church of England website in relation to COVID-19. In the last few days we have added information regarding domestic abuse.

Contacts for Key Cathedral Officers

Ely Diocese Safeguarding information can be found here.

If you need independent advice or support, the following links may be helpful:
Survivor Support Services
Childline
NSPCC
Women's Aid and Refuge National Helpline (24 hr)
Stop it now! Confidential advice
Police Child Abuse investigation Unit. Telephone 101