Legal and regulatory

All places of worship have a legal and regulatory requirement to keep employees and visitors safe. 

This area provides information on the directives which should be adhered to and guidance on how to ensure your place of worship complies with relevant laws and regulations.

It provides guidance regarding fire safety and the requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.


As well as important information about other regulatory requirements, such as:

  • the Equalities Act 2010;
  • how to create a policy to protect and safeguard vulnerable persons including children;
  • your duties and responsibilities regarding any personal and sensitive data you may hold.