Ringing is one of the few activities where people of all ages are truly treated equally. Accomplished teenagers can be telling people much older than themselves what to do but, equally, learners and novices (of any age) learn from everyone in the tower, not just the person in charge. Because of this level of freedom, it is an environment where safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults is paramount and churches, parents, ringers and young people themselves must bear this in mind and take appropriate action.

It is also recommended that when corresponding with a band of visiting ringers that you include this sentence:

‘This tower follows the safeguarding policy of the Church of England Oxford Diocese and expects all visiting bands to conform to this policy’.

Advice is provided by the Guild

and the Central Council of Church Bellringers.


The EBSB branch website of the ODG