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Safeguarding Resources

Safeguarding Resources

Safeguarding Information for Parishes

The first point of reference for implementing safeguarding policies and safer practice in your parishes is the Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Information on parish safeguarding roles and responsibilities (including PCC, Incumbent, Church Wardens and Parish Safeguarding Officer/Administrator) can be found here

Details of what safeguarding arrangements information should be displayed on parish websites and church notice boards can be found here:

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For National Church Policies, Guidance and Resources please visit the Church of England website

Click the button below to find out more about national church policies, guidance and resources.

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Along with national safeguarding resources we have also produced some local safeguarding resources to help your parish.

Local Resources

  1. Safeguarding Referral Form
  2. Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement
  3. Template Parish Statement on Domestic Abuse
  4. Promoting a Safer Church A3 poster
  5. Code of Safer Working Practice
  6. Responding to Safeguarding Concerns and Allegations Flowchart
  7. Fact Sheet – Types of Abuse
  8. Fact Sheet – Sexting (youth produced sexual imagery)
  9. Video Conferencing with Young People (Guidelines)
  10. Activity Risk Assessment Template
  11. Activity Risk Assessment Form
  12. Activity and Incident Form
  13. Registration Form – Activities and Trips
  14. Leaders to Participants Ratios
  15. Photo Consent Form
  16. Model Social Media Policy Statement
  17. Social Media Consent Form
  18. Transport Consent Form
  19. Model Volunteer Driver Agreement
  20. Model Safeguarding Provision for Church Premises Hire
  21. Entrance Notice for Callers
  22. Keyholder Declaration
  23. Lone Working – PCC Considerations
  24. Model Risk Assessment Checklist for Home Visiting
  25. Model Personal Risk Assessment Tool
  26. Safeguarding Aide Memoire
  27. Choir Aide Memoire
  28. Safe Spaces Posters
  29. Safeguarding Against Radicalisation Prevent Referrals Poster
  30. Safeguarding Against Radicalisation Channel Panel Poster
  31. Safeguarding Against Radicalisation Vulnerabilities Poster
  32. Safeguarding Against Radicalisation Resources Poster

Safer Recruitment

Church of England National Resources

  1. Church of England Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance
  2. Confidential Declaration Form and Privacy Notice (scroll down to access 2 forms)
  3. Role Descriptions and Person Specifications Templates
  4. Application Form Template
  5. Example Interview Questions
  6. Reference Request Form Template (see Toolkit at bottom of page)
  7. Church of England DBS Role Eligibility Guide (see Toolkit)
  8. Appointment Letter for Volunteers Template
  9. Volunteer Induction Checklist
  10. Code of Safer Working Practice
  11. Volunteer Support Meeting Agenda Template
  12. Model Safer Recruitment Record Keeping Template (download from Toolkit)

Local and Other Resources

  1. Sample Parish Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
  2. ID checking guidelines for DBS check applications
  3. Safe Storage, Retention and Handling of DBS Certificate Information
  4. DBS Continuing Update Proforma
  5. Parish Umbrella Agreement
  6. DBS Privacy Notice – Standard/Enhanced

Safeguarding Updates/Newsletters

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