On this page you will find helpful templates and resources.
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Safeguarding Dashboard Resources
Safeguarding Audit 2023 and APCM guidance
What should a safeguarding notice board display in your parish premises?
- A copy of the parish policy signed within the last year with the relevant contact details on.
- A Promoting a Safer Church policy poster is available in the Parish Handbook. There are also editable versions of this poster with the Diocese of Worcester and local social services information pre-filled. To add text and images to the PDF, download the file and open it in Adobe Acrobat. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here for free. Please do get in touch with the Safeguardng Team if you have any issues regarding this.
- Promoting a Safer Church poster with space for photos (Worcester Social Services)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster with space for photos (Dudley Social Services)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster with space for photos (Sandwell Social Services)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster without space for photos (Worcester Social Services)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster without space for photos (Dudley Social Services)
- Promoting a Safer Church poster without space for photos (Sandwell Social Services)
- A ChildLine poster should be displayed in all premises where children’s and youth groups regularly meet.
- You may also wish to display this poster ‘What to do if…’ with advice and contact details for responding to safeguarding concerns.
Dealing with safeguarding during the coronavirus pandemic
The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control. Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Domestic Abuse: We know that for those experiencing domestic abuse, self isolating at home presents additional dangers. Women’s Aid have provided some specific safety advice.