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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Protecting All God's Children


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The policy for safeguarding children and young people in the Church of England (4th edition,2010)

Promoting a Safer Church


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This House of Bishops policy statement (2017) sets out the safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults’ policy of the Church of England.

Promoting a safe church


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Policy for safeguarding adults in the Church of England

Safer Recruitment and People Management


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This section of the Church of England website is the House of Bishops Guidance on Safer Recruitment and People Management, which came into effect on the 4th January 2022.

Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework (2021)


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This Framework sets out details of the Church’s safeguarding learning pathways, and expectations of Church officers in respect of those pathways.

Safeguarding in Religious Communities


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This section of the Church of England website is the House of Bishops Guidance on Safeguarding in Religious Communities.

HM Government - Working together to Safeguard Children (2023)


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A guide to multi-agency working to help, protect and promote the welfare of children.

HM Government - Information Sharing (2015)


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Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

Central Council of Church Bell Ringers General Statement on safeguarding Children in Towers


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General statement on Safeguarding Children in Towers

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.
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