Liverpool Cathedral is committed to following the House of Bishops' policy statement Promoting a Safer Church

We do this by

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all who work with people at risk
  • Responding promptly to any safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse
  • Caring pastorally for those who the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse
  • Responding to those that may present a risk to other

Promoting a Safer Church 

If you think that a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk then please call the police


If you would like to discuss safeguarding at the Cathedral or need to report any concerns, you can contact:

Mick Murphy, Cathedral Safeguarding Adviser 

Andy Holmes, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Mike Eastwood, Chief Officer



The Cathedral has adopted the policies and procedures of the Diocese of Liverpool and the National Church Safeguarding Team.

You can access this through the link below

National Church Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Further information on safeguarding within the Church of England and the Diocese of Liverpool can be found by using the links below, including information about how to report abuse and find support

Safeguarding information from the Diocese of Liverpool

Safeguarding Information from the Church of England


Independent Safeguarding Audit

All cathedrals in the country are being independently audit by the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE).

You can read their report on our cathedral here

Read our action plan here