As members of the Chapter we commit our Cathedral community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and the vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. We are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures. We will also act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. We welcome staff and volunteers who are recruited in accordance with House of Bishops' Interim Guidelines on Safer Recruitment 2015. This means we will ensure that those who are employed or who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are suitable for the role, that they know what the role entails and that they are supported in carrying it out.

Our Safeguarding Representatives 

The following have been appointed Safeguarding Representatives at the Cathedral

Chris Bodkin (01392 285983 ext 3908)

Chris works in the Visitors’ Office and is well known to the Cathedral staff. He will function mainly as the safeguarding representative for those of us who work at the Cathedral.


There are four volunteer representatives: 

Sheila Green (07702 267396)


John Lacey (07850 758945)


Ann Rogers (07989 582341)



A member of the Cathedral’s governing body, the Chapter, normally holds responsibility for ensuring the Cathedral’s safeguarding policy is regularly reviewed and kept up to date with national guidance. The Cathedral's interim lead for safeguarding is Gary Stokes (075333 171141)

Resources and Downloads

Diocese of Exeter - Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Guidance for Exeter Cathedral

The Church of England - Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment

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