Statement regarding former Dean Waddington
We have the deepest sympathy for all who have suffered abuse. We are shocked and saddened by the nature of the allegations relating to events in the early 1980s.
Manchester Cathedral will work with the Archbishop of York’s inquiry investigating the issues surrounding reports of Dean Waddington's actions. We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with DBS/CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work specifically with children. We encourage all victims of abuse to report it to the police.
If you have an enquiry relating to safeguarding, please contact Su Foster, Interdiocesan Safeguarding Advisor, on 07887 510946.
Media should contact Ann Mummery on 07836 224444.
Published: 14 May 2013
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Manchester Cathedral becomes an accredited Living Wage Employer
Manchester Cathedral has become one of the first Church of England cathedrals to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty. An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation. 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased awareness of their organisation’s commitment to being an ethical employer. Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, said “Manchester Cathedral is delighted to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. Paying the Living Wage is mor
Published: 27 January 2014
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