Safer Recruitment and Training

Safer Recruitment and Training

Wells Cathedral is committed to safely recruiting all staff and volunteers. We carefully select, train and support all those with any responsibility for children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties, in line with the House of Bishops’ Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance.


The Diocese of Bath and Wells Safeguarding Team support Wells Cathedral with safer recruitment and providing safeguarding training to staff, clergy and volunteers. For guidance on what level of training is required for a role, please refer to the Safeguarding Handbook.

Safer recruitment and training queries

Leonie Jones, Safeguarding Coordinator
Tel: 01749 588907
Email: /

DBS applications and ID checks

Debbie Jones
Tel: 01749 832215 ext 5010


Wells Cathedral School

Wells Cathedral and Wells Cathedral School have regular meetings for oversight of safeguarding matters, ensuring compliance with Safer Recruitment and Training. The Cathedral and the school have a joint safeguarding agreement in place, to ensure continuity and seamless care for the children and young people of Wells Cathedral Choir. In addition, we share a Single Central Register to ensure any chorister-related new staff, volunteers or chaperones are identified and recorded simultaneously.

The designated safeguarding leads at Wells Cathedral School are Martin Ashton and Stephen Bradford. The school’s safeguarding policy can be accessed here.

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