Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a key priority in the life of the Church and the Chapter of Truro Cathedral remains committed to ensuring it provides a safe and caring environment that protects against all forms of abuse for all who encounter the cathedral, including children and adults who may be at risk.

To find out more or for full contact details of the Safeguarding Officers of both Truro Cathedral and Truro Diocese, please view or download the cathedral’s full Safeguarding Policy via the link below:

Safeguarding policy pdf download

Please note: If there is an immediate risk of harm to an individual you should dial 999 and report your concern to the police.

2019 SAFEGUARDING AUDIT

In June 2019, Truro Cathedral participated in an independent audit, commissioned by the Church of England, to look at cathedral arrangements for keeping people safe from harm and abuse. Every cathedral in England will engage in this audit process because bringing in fresh eyes and safeguarding expertise will proactively enable learning and improvement in how cathedrals individually and collectively keep people safe.

In August 2019, Truro Cathedral received the final audit report from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The report recognises the many areas of strength Truro Cathedral has with regards to safeguarding and offers insight into how the cathedral can further build on these areas. The report can be downloaded here.

The cathedral safeguarding committee on behalf of Chapter have met to discuss their response to the SCIE safeguarding audit report and state:

'The audit process was in-depth and thought-provoking, and altogether a positive experience which has sparked many conversations over the past few months which we are convinced will help us support our vision of Sacred Space and Common Ground, especially the declaration that people are at the centre of everything we do.   In response to the audit, we have made changes in how we approach safeguarding and are committed to delivering best practice in this area. The committee would like to thank everyone who was involved in this process for their support and wisdom'

The full response can be downloaded here.

8 June 2021 Statement re PCR2 (Part Cases Review 2) 

'Past Cases Review 2 is a Church of England commissioned independent review of safeguarding cases and practice over the last ten years which has provided some helpful insight and recommendations. The Diocesan and Cathedral Safeguarding Teams are pleased to announce the conclusion of the PCR2 for the Diocese of Truro and Truro Cathedral, which commenced in January 2020.

We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the process. We are grateful for the thoroughness and commitment participants have shown, leading to the Diocese of Truro and Truro Cathedral being one of the very first dioceses and cathedrals to complete the report, well ahead of many who have yet to reach this point.  It is expected that all dioceses will complete their reviews by the end of the year and the national report will be published in the Spring, 2022.

 However, we are enacting the recommendations made within these reports without delay and will ensure our safeguarding practice continues to improve.

We always act on information we receive, and if you have concerns about safeguarding for yourself or someone else there is advice here: https://trurodiocese.org.uk/resources/safeguarding/i-have-worries-what-to-do-who-to-contact '

The Right Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro
The Very Revd Roger Bush, Dean of Truro

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