We are a parish needing a PSO

It can be difficult to find volunteers, so please be assured of the Diocese’s support if you don’t have a current Parish Safeguarding Officer. Please feel free to contact the Safeguarding Team using the details available Here with any queries or concerns you may have. We hope the pointers below will also be helpful:

  • If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding children or adults, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors using the contact details linked above or email safeguardingadvice@cofe-worcester.org.uk. If someone is at immediate risk of harm, call 999.
  • If you require DBS checks to be undertaken for parish workers or volunteers, please contact dbsadmin@cofe-worcester.org.uk.
  • Safeguarding resources for parishes can be found Here.
  • Safeguarding policy and practice documents can be found Here, including the Parish Safeguarding Handbook.
  • Safer Recruitment Guidance can be found Here.
  • Details about the different safeguarding training courses and relevant dates can be found Here.

Once you have appointed a Parish Safeguarding Officer, please direct them to the “I am a New PSO” page Here which outlines the necessary steps. A role description for PSOs can be found Here, and they will need to be safely recruited including a DBS check for child and adult workforce at enhanced level.

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