Find Help and Support

The welfare of children and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority at Carlisle Cathedral. Safeguarding is God's love in action, and the Chapter and Cathedral community work hard to make the Cathedral a safe and secure place where abuse and mistreatment of others will not be tolerated.

If you think that a child or an adult is in immediate danger, you MUST ring the police using the 999 emergency number.  If you’re concerned about a child or an adult, or if you’ve suffered abuse yourself and would like to talk about it, please ring one of the numbers below:

Chapter Safeguarding Lead is:
Canon Jan Kearton
Tel. 01228 521857

Cathedral Safeguarding concerns:
Cathedral Lay Safeguarding Lead, Mr David Allen, 
Tel:  07393 993519 

Diocesan and Cathedral Safeguarding Advisor:
Mr Charles Proctor
Tel. 07458 016884  


Cumbria County Council Children’s Services:
Tel. 0333 240 1727 (Cumbria Safeguarding Hub)

Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care:
Tel:  0300 303 3249 or 01228 526690 (out of hours)

Local Police: 
Tel. 101