The Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

Version 5.3 :  April 2012, updated September 2012, July 2014, April 2015 and November 2015

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The Policies which Parishes must adopt

  1. Parish Children and Young people policy           
  2. Parish Vulnerable adults policy            

Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Section 1 - Introduction to Safeguarding

Section 2 - Roles and Responsibilities

Section 3 - Code of Conduct and Practice for working with:

  1. Children
  2. Adults who may be vulnerable         

Section 4 - Safer Recruitment

  1. Safer Recruitment practice
  2. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Section 5 - Recognising abuse to:

  1. Children              
  2. Adults who may be vulnerable
  3. Recognising Domestic Abuse

Section 6 - Responding to concerns and complaints

Section 7 - Supervision of Offenders and those who pose a risk

Section 8 - Premises etc

  1. Insurance and Hire of premises            
  2. Health and safety and Risk Assessment           

Appendix 1 - Forms and Templates for Parish use

  1. Parish Children and Young people policy            
  2. Parish Vulnerable adults policy             
  3. Parish risk assessment                    
  4. Parish Registration for activities                
  5. Transport for children and vulnerable adults :
    1. passenger consent
    2. voluntary driver
  6. Consent for taking photos                 
  7. Implementation checklist for parishes

Appendix 2 - Recruitment forms

  1. Volunteer Agreement
  2. Volunteer Registration Form
  3. Confidential Declaration Form
  4. Reference Request
  5. Confirmation of Appointment
  6. Letter of Appointment
  7. Model Interview