Safeguarding Policies and Parish Resources

In this section you will find Safeguarding policies, gudiance and resources. Click on the headings below to view these links and downloads, or use the search option below. If you can't find what you are looking for, please do get in touch.

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Key roles and responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance


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This document aims to clarify key safeguarding roles and responsibilities for church office holders and bodies within this complex structure to support a consistent approach to safeguarding across the whole Church.

Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults


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This practice guidance is for use by all those who have a role with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against church officers


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This Practice Guidance also includes the Risk assessment and management of those that may pose a known risk to children, young people or vulnerable adults within a Christian Congregation or Community.

Responding Well to Domestic Abuse


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This document sets out the Church of England’s Domestic Abuse Policy and the detailed practice guidance on how the Church of England will implement its domestic abuse policy.

Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse


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This policy sets out the requirements and good practice advice for Church Bodies on developing healthy cultures, which prevent harm from taking place and ensure disclosures can be made safely when harm does occur.

Safeguarding in Religious Communities


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The House of Bishops commends this practice guidance for use by Religious Communities, Dioceses and the National Church Institutions.

Parish Safeguarding Policy template


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Download a Parish Safeguarding Policy template

APCM Guidance


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The PCC’s annual report must report on safeguarding, here are some guidance notes.

Domestic Abuse Policy Statement


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All forms of domestic abuse are wrong and must stop. We are committed to promoting and supporting safer environments. Read the diocesan policy statement on domestic abuse.

Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders


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The Church of England is for everyone, and it is a priority for us to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole diocese. Read the diocesan policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Empowering Children (Faal Safeguarding)


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A short video about Empowering Children

Would You Walk With Me at My Pace?


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Video resource from the Diocese of Newcastle, created in response to survivors stories.

Why Safer Recruitment & People Management is important


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A helpful Safer Recruitment and People Management video for use in parishes as required, to help with implementing new guidance and policy.

Safeguarding Dashboard Resources


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Information about how to access and use the Safeguarding Dashboard

What should a safeguarding notice board display in your parish premises?


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Download templates and posters to display within your church.
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