The Safeguarding Policy and its associated guidelines are intended to protect children and vulnerable adults in the Cathedral and community.  By ‘safeguarding’ we mean the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults whilst they are visiting, volunteering or working for the Cathedral.

Our policy embodies the principles enshrined in the Church of England’s House of Bishops’ Policy Statements which are attached to this policy


This Policy Statement on Safeguarding in the Cathedral was adopted by the Chapter of Ripon Cathedral at its meeting held on 14th March 2019.


Each person who works within this Cathedral will agree to abide by these recommendations and the guidelines established by this Cathedral. Chapter has appointed:

Safeguarding Representative: Canon Ailsa Newby 07527 451035

Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Julia Barker

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: or 0113 353 0257

The application of this policy will be reviewed each year and a report provided by the Safeguarding Representative and Safeguarding Co-ordinator to Chapter. This was last reviewed in its meeting on 11th February 2021.


NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141


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