Diocese of Leeds Guidance

Diocesan Policy and Guidance / Templates

Promoting a Safer Church Policy

Promoting a Safer Church Poster 

Safeguarding Records Retention Toolkit

Hall Hire Template

Activity Risk Assessment Template

Other useful Templates 


What should  parishes display


Who's who

Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

Promoting a Safer Church A3 Poster

Promoting a Safer Church Booklet


Serious Incident Reporting


Change to ALL Charity Commission Email Addresses. From 31 March 2019, any emails sent to Charity Commission email addresses containing the letters “gsi” will not be received by the Charity Commission. All Serious Incident Reports should be sent to the new email address: rsi [at] charitycommission.gov.uk. All parishes are accepted charities under the Diocese and some will have their own charitable status. Those who don’t have charitable status can use the diocesan charity number which is  1155876

Template "A"  Safeguarding Incidents

Template  "B"  Non-Safeguarding Incidents

Table Template for Individual Serious Incident Reports (table)


Theological Texts

Forgiveness & Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse (2017)

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church (2016)


National Policy Guidance
can found here.

Guidelines on the use of social media

can be found here.

Guidelines on Lone Working & Personal Safety

can be found here.

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