St Albans Cathedral has its own Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and also adopts the National ones. These provide a framework for identifying and supporting vulnerable groups, information on what constitutes abuse and the processes to be followed. There is an emphasis on how to recruit safely and the necessity to support and train staff and volunteers.

Download our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures below:

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has been commissioned by the Church of England to carry out independent audits of the safeguarding arrangements in each English cathedral. The audit programme started in 2018 and will be completed in 2022, supporting improvement in safeguarding across the cathedral sector. Our audit was conducted in April 2021. SCIE’s audit approach does not result in a series of recommendations, instead it gives each cathedral questions to consider in relation to the audit’s findings. The Cathedral is working through the questions posed in the report to determine how best to make further improvements in our safeguarding of young people and adults.

SCIE Safeguarding Report

Safeguarding Policy Appendices

Appendix 1  Appendix 2

St Albans Diocese Safeguarding Guidelines:

https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding/

National Policies and Procedures:

https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding