Safeguarding Resources for Parishes

On this page you will find helpful templates and resources.

Click on each heading below to expand each section.

Safeguarding Dashboard Resources

Safeguarding audit 2021 and APCM guidance

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

  • A copy of the parish policy signed within the last year with the relevant contact details on.
  • An A3 policy poster is available in the Parish Handbook. There is also an editable version of this poster with the Diocese of Worcester information pre-filled. 
  • A ChildLine poster should be displayed in all premises where children’s and youth groups regularly meet.
  • You may also wish to display this poster ‘What to do if…’ with advice and contact details for responding to safeguarding concerns.

Safer Recruitment and DBS admin

Sample Role Descriptions

These example role descriptions, sourced from various places and formatted into the CofE style, are designed to provide you with a suitable template and format to create role descriptions for your own parish. We would ask you to carefully describe the relevant duties, adding/amending as necessary to match the description to the individual role that is carried out in your local context. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE THESE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS STATE A 5 YEAR RENEWAL PERIOD FOR DBS CHECKS, THIS SHOULD BE AMENDED TO 3 YEARS - IN LINE WITH POLICY FROM JANUARY 2022

NB: If a sample role description is missing and you have a version please share it with us so that we can make it available to others!

For any further support with this please contact either Assistant DSA Delia Stokes or DBS Administrator Liz Toone.

Dealing with safeguarding during the coronavirus pandemic

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control. Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Domestic Abuse: We know that for those experiencing domestic abuse, self isolating at home presents additional dangers. Women’s Aid have provided some specific safety advice.

Page last updated: 24th January 2022 3:27 PM
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