Bradford Cathedral is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all vulnerable people. This commitment is shared by our staff and volunteers.
For any concerns please contact the Cathedral Safeguarding Officer by e-mailing us or calling 01274 777720, or the Diocesan Safeguarding Office Tel 0113 353 0257.
Revd Pete Gunstone
Minor Canon for Worship and Nurture
Telephone: 01274 77 77 31
Please familiarise yourself with the ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ document
Bradford Cathedral – Independent Safeguarding Audit (2021)
Download a copy, or view it below.
Please note: Bradford Cathedral’s Safeguarding Team has a secure electronic system for retaining any safeguarding information we receive. Access to the information is restricted to those in the team who are working on the concern and complies with our privacy commitment under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We may, on occasions, share this information with statutory organisations in order to comply with our obligations under national legislation. Where it is necessary for the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults, we will share information with others involved in safeguarding within the church but we will inform you of our intention to do so. Further information can be obtained from the Safeguarding Team upon request.
SCIE Audit of Safeguarding Arrangements Action Plan 2021/22
Church of England Social Media Code of Conduct
Safe Spaces is a free, national support service independently run by Victim Support. It provides a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church of England and the Church of Wales.
Safe Spaces comprises a team of trained support advocates, who are Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and who have received additional specific training in how the churches respond to abuse cases, the way in which faith and church-related settings have been used to carry out abuse, and the particular issues affecting people who have had or still have, a relationship with the church.
The service provides remote support through their helpline, live chat service and website and is for anyone who feels they have experienced church related abuse of any form in relation to the Church of England, Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales.
By ‘church related’, this may include:
- Abuse by a church officer. A church officer is any person, ordained or lay, paid or voluntary, who holds a role in the church.
- Abuse that is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.
The service is for people 18 or over who live in England and Wales. Survivors do not have to have reported the incident to the Church authorities or the Police in order to access support, and you do not need to be a current active member of the church in order to access support.
Please refer to the Safe Spaces website for further information on the Safe Spaces service and eligibility.
You can contact the Safe Spaces team by: