Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church Safeguarding

The Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults who come to visit the Abbey and St Margaret's may worship, learn, and grow in Christ safely.

As part of their commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults – especially vulnerable adults – the Dean and Chapter has in place a safeguarding policy and arrangements which include:

  • Procedures to respond to and report concerns
  • A code of safe practice
  • Safer recruitment procedures

Westminster Abbey's policies govern the work undertaken with children, young people, and vulnerable adults who attend the Abbey Church and St Margaret's Church, or who take part in activities within the Abbey's premises and grounds.

Further guidance and detail on Westminster Abbey’s safeguarding policies and procedures can be accessed below.

Westminster Abbey Safeguarding Policy

Westminster Abbey Safeguarding Policy and Guiding Principles

Safeguarding Procedures

Code of Safer Working Practice

Safeguarding Responsibilities

Westminster Abbey Choir School has its own safeguarding policies and procedures, complementing those of Westminster Abbey. The School safeguarding policy may be accessed here.

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