New for 2021
The Safer Recruitment & People Management Guidance was approved in April 2021, with an implementation date of 1st January 2022. The NST have announced the launch of the new guidance on 28/6/21.
The Safer Recruitment & People Management Guidance is available via the online Safeguarding e-manual, found here. (This is the first Guidance to go onto the Safeguarding e-Manual and eventually all safeguarding guidance will be located there). Please find it here for your reference.
New for 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Chapter 4 has been replaced by 'Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies'.
Chapters 7 and 8 have been replaced by 'Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding allegations and concerns against church officers' (October 2017).
Promoting a Safer Church was updated in 2017 - NB Any references to concerns and allegations in this document have been replaced by Chapters 7 and 8, as above.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
Serious Safeguarding Incident Reporting
Identifying and Reporting Safeguarding Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission: Guidance for DBFs, PCCs and Religious Communities (2021) explains how to identify a serious Safeguarding Incident and what to do when on occurs
Parish Safeguarding Handbook (2018) (updated version 2019)
Joint Practice Guidance with The Methodist Church
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
Social Media Guidelines Diocese of Leeds - 2014
Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Barnados - 2012
Safeguarding: Local Authority Contacts