The Dean and Chapter are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults visiting the Cathedral, the Cathedral Choristers, and those attending services as well as any Employees, Trainees and Volunteers.

A copy of the Cathedral's Safeguarding Policy is provided below.

Chichester Cathedral Safeguarding Policy & Guidelines (July 2019)
The Cathedral's Safeguarding Officer
Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Morag Keane
07881 580310
Church House, Hove, East Sussex

There are five people at the Cathedral (one clergy, three lay staff and one independent) who are specially trained and available to talk to anyone who has a safeguarding concern about a child, young person or any adult who may be at risk.

The Very Revd Stephen Waine
01243 812494
Lay Staff
Communar & Executive Director
David Coulthard
01243 812489
Schools & Adults Officer
Learning & Engagement Department
Sue Poil
01243 812497
Senior Verger
Luke Marshall
01243 812498
Pebbles Creche Leader
Julie Schofield
07817 859560
Ruth Taunt
07711 223266
  • If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please click on the link below which takes you the Childline website, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111
  • If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click on the link below to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.
  • If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link
  • If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on the link below, click on the option on the left that most describes the situation you are concerned about, and follow the advice and further links you find there. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities.