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Our policy for safeguarding children, young people and adults

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Contact details

If you would like to discuss safeguarding at the cathedral or need to report any concerns, you can contact York Minster’s Cathedral Safeguarding Officer using the following details:

Dee Cooley
T: 01904 559542

M: 07843 339980

E: deec@yorkminster.org

The Chapter of York is committed to the protection, safeguarding, care and nurture of all children and vulnerable adults who visit the cathedral.


Below you can find details of our policy and procedures which have been developed in line with guidance from the Church of England. The aim is to ensure a safe environment for everyone who wishes to worship at the cathedral, visit or contribute to its activities.

York Minster listening and support leaflet


Part Cases Review 2 (PCR2)

Follow the links for further information. Past Cases Review 2 NSPCC helpline for Children and Adults: 0800 80 20 20


York Minster Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2020

Click below to download the cathedral's full safeguarding policy, including our procedures for dealing with any concerns raised.


York Minster independent safeguarding audit (December 2018)


Safeguarding Complaints Policy and Procedure 2016

If you would like to make a complaint about how the Chapter of York has handled a safeguarding issue, you can find full details by downloading our policy below.


SCIE audit action plan


Further details about safeguarding within the Church of England can be found by using the links below, including information about how to report abuse and find support:


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