Safeguarding: National Policy and Practice Guidance

NEW FOR 2019

Safer Working Practice (2019

Codes of Safer Working Practice (2019)

Training and development practice guidance (2019)

Fact Sheet for Parishes on updated guidance on reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission  (1 August 2019)

 

NEW FOR 2018

Parish Safeguarding Handbook (updated version 2019)

Updates in 2017

Protecting All God's Children CofE - November 2010 - this remains national policy, however, please note:

Chapter 4 has been replaced by 'Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies'.

Chapters 7 and 8 have been replaced by 'Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding allegations and concerns against church officers' (October 2017). 

Promoting a Safer Church was updated in 2017 - NB Any references to concerns and allegations in this document have been replaced by Chapters 7 and 8, as above.

 

Non-Serious Incident Reporting

Fact Sheet for Parishes on updated guidance on reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission 

How to report a Serious Incident

Guidance for DBFs and Religions Communities: Reporting non-safeguarding Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission. 1 August 2019

Guidance for PCCs: Reporting non-safeguarding Serious Incident to the Charity Commission 1 Aug 2019

Serious Incident Reporting to the Charity Commission FAQ's 1 August 2019

 

Serious Safeguarding Incident Reporting

Identifying and Reporting Safeguarding Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission: Guidance for DBFs, PCCs and Religious Communities (2019)  explains how to identify a serious Safeguarding Incident  and what to do when on occurs

Practical guidance: How to make a Safeguarding Serious Incident report to the Charity Commission (2019)  

 

Parish Information

Parish Safeguarding Handbook (2018)  (updated version 2019)

Glossary reference document (2017)

Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies practice guidance (2017)

 

Responding Well

Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults practice guidance (2018)

Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)

Responding well to domestic abuse practice guidance (2017)

Responding well to those who have been sexually abused practice guidance (2011)

 

Training

Training and development practice guidance (2019)

 

Safer Recruitment

Safer recruitment practice guidance (2016)

Safer recruitment- Permission to Officiate 

 

Joint Practice Guidance with The Methodist Church

Safeguarding Records: Joint Practice Guidance for the Church of England and the Methodist Church (2015) 

Safeguarding Guidance for Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnerships (2015) 

Safeguarding in religious communities practice guidance (2015)

 

Safeguarding: Links to General Guidance

Working Together to safeguard children DfE-  July 2018 

Theatre Performance Guidance DfE - April 2013

Younger Children and Social Networking Sites NSPCC - 2013

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Service

Social Media Guidelines Diocese of Leeds - 2014

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Barnados - 2012

Protecting Young Bell Ringers and Permission to Ring Form  CCCBR Central  Council of Church Bell Ringers

Safeguarding Children from abuse linked to a belief in spirit possession  ECM - 2013

Safeguarding: Local Authority Contacts

Local Authority contacts - child and adult 

 

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