Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers acknowledges its duty of care for the protection from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, of children (under 18 years of age) and vulnerable adults attending events organised at Association and District level.

The Association has appointed a Safeguarding Officer to implement safeguarding guidelines for ringing activities which take place on church property, and act as a resource to members on safeguarding and child protection issues. The Association Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on

It is the responsibility of each PCC to adopt safeguarding policies for all activities which take place on its premises. The Association will work with PCCs to encourage ringing in their towers whilst supporting local safeguarding policy.

Copies of the following documents giving more detailed information can be found here (all documents reviewed in May 2024):

Further information can be obtained from the Safeguarding page of the Diocese of Ely website.

Central Council guidance notes: The Stewardship and Management Workgroup of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers provides information and guidance notes on all aspects of tower operation, including regulatory requirements, safeguarding  and good practice

The Association safeguarding system was initially developed in 2009 by: Phillip George, Paul Seaman and Dee Smith

Officers of the EDACBR seek to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the EDACBR cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use.