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  • 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.

Ely Cathedral's Safeguarding Handbook updated January 2019
The National Church of England Safeguarding Website
Church of England Safeguarding Overview
Promoting a Safer Church. House of Bishops Policy Statement 2017
Protecting All God's Children safeguarding policy for children and young people 4th edition 2010
Promoting a Safe Church safeguarding policy for adults 2006
Safer recruitment practice guidance 2016

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

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

Contacts for Key Cathedral Officers

Cathedral Safeguarding Officer - Stephen Bourne (Non Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660308 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//enruob/s
Deputy Cathedral Safeguarding Officer - Chris Flatman (Non Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660356 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//namtalf/c
Chapter Safeguarding Lead - Revd Canon Victoria Johnson (Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660302 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//nosnhoj/v
Departmental Safeguarding Officer Music and Worship - Revd Canon James Garrard (Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660335 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//drarrag/j
Departmental Safeguarding Officer Education and Learning - Revd Canon Jessica Martin (Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660304 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//nitram/j
Departmental Safeguarding Officer Edward Bear/Junior Church - Canon Victoria Johnson (Clergy)
Tel: 01353 660302 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//nosnhoj/v
Cathedral Safeguarding Administrator - Sarah Coakley (Non-Clergy)
Tel: 01353 772135 | email: gro/lardehtacyle//yelkaoc/s

Diocesan/Cathedral Safeguarding Advisor (independent of Cathedral) - Rebecca Boswell
Tel: 01353 652731 | email: gro/esecoidyle//llewsob/acceber
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (independent of Cathedral) - Sarah King
Tel 01353 652735 | email: gro/esecoidyle//gnik/haras

Ely Diocese Safeguarding information can be found here.

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