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Bristol Cathedral has a duty of care to all the children and vulnerable adults who engage with our life and work. We take the responsiblity very seriously and work closely with our partners to ensure that there is a safe and secure culture within the Cathedral.

If you need help we can offer support - if you are an adult or a child, if you are a woman, man or person experiencing domestic abuse or modern slavery.

  • The Diocese of Bristol is responsible for the protection of children and vulnerable adults across the Diocese, and is responsible for the delivery of the safeguarding policies that are adopted by the national church.  The Diocese and the Cathedral have a service level agreement in place for safguarding. The Cathedral policy can be downloaded here. The policy includes a notification procedure. Any allegations and issues are managed in concert with the Diocesan safeguarding advisor and the School.
  • We have a Safeguarding committee that meets quarterly and which includes the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, and representatives from Bristol Cathedral Choir School. Click here for the school's policy.  
  • The Cathedral requires disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks for some staff and volunteer roles. 
  • Staff and volunteers receive safeguarding training. We also have CCTV and other security systems in place which help us manage the building safely. 

If you need help, or have any queries about the Cathedral's safeguarding policy or procedures please contact the Chapter Clerk or ring 01179468172. The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Adam Bond or 0117 906 0100.    


For the Church of England's national policy statement 'Promoting a safer church' click here.  For national church guidance, and information on safeguarding click here

For more information on the Diocesan role in safeguarding click here

For helplines and support groups click here. See Bristol Survivor Pathway for help and advice.  
For help and support on domestic abuse see Next Link
If you are a child and need someone to talk to you can ring Childline or the NSPCC.  
For local mental health support on a range of issues including addiction in Bristol please click here