Welcome from our Lead Auditor, Jim Gamble

INEQE Safeguarding Group have been asked to carry out Safeguarding Audits of the Church of England to make sure dioceses, cathedrals and palaces are doing all they can to create environments where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Important Dates

These surveys are open to respondents from 25th July 2024.

They will close on 25th September 2024 at 11:30pm.

We want to hear your views!

We value your input and what you tell us will help inform the recommendations of the Independent Safeguarding Audits.

If you wish to take part in a survey then please click on the link relevant to you below.

I am part of…

The Cathedral Workforce

Including, for example, the Chapter, clergy, staff, volunteers, choristers, or bell ringers.

The Cathedral Worshipping Community

Including those who visit, attend services or worship at the Cathedral.

The DBF Workforce

Including, for example, DBF staff or volunteers or Diocesan Synod.

The Parish Workforce

Including, for example, clergy, parish staff, volunteers, choristers, bell ringers, or worshippers.

The Parish Community

Including, for example, parishioner, worshipper, or an attendee of another activity at the parish.

Victims / Survivors

If you are a victim/survivor of church-related abuse, we value your input and insight into current Church of England safeguarding practices.

Child or Young Person

If you are under 18, tell us about your experiences and what you want to change. However, if you are under the age of 13 then please do so with the help of a parent / guardian.

Contact the Safeguarding Audit Team

Thank you for considering contacting the Independent Safeguarding Audit Team. Please complete the form below where your submission will be shared directly with the Independent Safeguarding Audit Team at Ineqe Safeguarding Group.

Your submission will be treated as confidential. We will only share information if what you tell us indicates a serious risk of harm.

Please note: This inbox is not monitored 24/7

The safety of everyone is important

If you or someone you know is hurt or in immediate danger. Call the police immediately on 999. Please do not wait or complete this form.

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Further Support

Diocesan Safeguarding Contacts

To locate the contact details of the safeguarding team from the diocese you need to contact please visit:

Under 19 and Need to Talk?

Call Childline for free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. You can talk to Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small. It’s confidential.

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing confidential, support to survivors of church related abuse. Call for free on 0300 303 1056.


Samaritans adult helpline is available for whatever you’re going through.

Call for free, anytime on 116 123


Contact the NSPCC Helpline for adults concerned about a child’s safety or wellbeing.

Call for free on 0808 800 5000

SPOC Information

The information on this page is designed to guide the Single Point of Contact through their audit process. It includes helpful explainer videos to clarify the steps involved throughout the audit.