Roles and Responsibilities in Safeguarding
The key policy and practice guidance for our diocese and our cathedral is the Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance.
As a national document it covers Archbishops and national bodies (section 1) as well as Diocesan leaders and bodies (section 2) and Cathedral leaders (section 5).
Parishes will want to look particularly at section 3, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and incumbent, Churchwardens, and the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).
We have designed a form that a Parish Safeguarding Officer might use for a report to the PCC and APCM – this is attached below.