Independent Safeguarding Audit - Survey

People chat together over refreshments following a Safeguarding Sunday service at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

We value your input and what you tell us will help us continue to make our churches safe.

In August 2023, the Church of England appointed INEQE Safeguarding Group to conduct Independent Safeguarding Audits of all the dioceses in the Church of England to make sure they are doing all they can to create environments where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

As part of their audit INEQE hope to engage with a wide range of people through an anonymous and confidential survey. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey, and share it as widely as possible. Please feel free to be open and honest with your responses, the survey results will be received directly by INEQE’s Audit Team and not by the Church of England.

If you wish to take part in a survey, please click on the title relevant to you below. These surveys will close on 3 April 2024 at 11.30pm.

Please be aware that the survey includes safeguarding scenarios, if you are at all affected by the content within them please contact us at


I am a...

Part of the diocesan workforce

Including, for example, DBF staff or volunteers or Diocesan Synod.

Part of the parish workforce

Including, for example, clergy, parish staff, volunteers, choristers, bell ringers.

Member of the parish community

Including, for example, parishioner, worshipper, or an attendee of another activity at the parish.


If you are a survivor of church-related abuse, we value your input and insight into current Church of England safeguarding practices.

Child or young person

If you are under 18, tell us about your experiences and what you want to change. If you are under the age of 13 then please do so with the help of a parent/guardian.

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