Safeguarding in the Cathedral

Safeguarding is a key priority in the life of the Church. Within Gloucester Cathedral our Chapter reaffirms our safeguarding commitment regularly.

The Cathedral has in place a Service Level Agreement with the Diocese for HR and Safeguarding. If you would like to speak with someone about a safeguarding issue please contact:

Head of HR & Safeguarding, Judith Knight:
Tel: 01452 835526

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Becca Faal
Tel: 01452 835516

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Brett:
Tel: 01452 835516

If you need to contact someone out of the usual office hours please call 07944 680320.

In addition, the Cathedral has recently appointed Gil Brook as the Nominated Safeguarding Person for the congregation. Gil can be spoken to in person in the Cathedral on Sundays, or contacted via the office on 01452 528095.

The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Handbook, Policy and Safeguarding Activity Plan and Safeguarding Resources and Information are available as links below. All staff and volunteers are required to undertake safeguarding training.

Safeguarding Handbook and Policy

Safeguarding Resources and Information

Gloucester Cathedral Independent Safeguarding Audit 2019

Early in 2019, Gloucester Cathedral underwent a safeguarding audit by SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) and the report is available to view below. Every cathedral in England will be audited in the next 18 months.

SCIE Safeguarding Audit Report 2019

The Cathedral’s post-safeguarding audit Action Plan can be found here:

SCIE Safeguarding Audit Action Plan updated March 2021



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