The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was appointed to conduct an independent safeguarding audit at Manchester Cathedral. The audit was part of a wider exercise that would review the arrangements in all Church of England cathedrals for keeping people safe from harm and abuse. Two SCIE auditors visited Manchester Cathedral from 30 November to 2 December 2021. Their final report is now available here for download.
You can read more about the SCIE audit process on our dedicated webpage here.
We are grateful for the time spent with the SCIE auditors and look forward to implementing further enhancements to our safeguarding processes in light of the auditors' observations and recommendations. We are also grateful to all those who participated in the anonymous surveys and questionnaires, which helped provide important contextual evidence for the auditors.
The final report on our cathedral was received by Chapter at its meeting of 28 February 2022. An action plan will now be produced in light of the recommendations made in the report. The action plan will be published on our website within three months.