Safeguarding Resources

The Diocese of Winchester is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community

National Safeguarding Training Portal

Safeguarding Aide Memoire

Parish Resources 

  1. Parish Safeguarding Handbook
  2. Activity and Incident Form
  3. Activity Risk Assessment Form
  4. Activity Risk Assessment Table
  5. Behaviour Agreement
  6. DBS Continuing Update Proforma
  7. Entrance Notice for Callers
  8. Keyholder Declaration
  9. Leaders to Participants Ratios
  10. Lone Working - PCC Considerations
  11. Parental Consent and Medical Information Form
  12. Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement
  13. Parish Umbrella Agreement
  14. Photo Consent Form
  15. Safeguarding Referral Form
  16. Social Media Consent Form
  17. Template Parish Safeguarding Audit and Action Plan
  18. Trip or Special Activity Consent Form
  19. DBS Privacy Notice -

    DBS: Standard/Enhanced

Safer Recruitment 

Safer Recruitment Practice

  1. Sample Parish Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
  2. Example of the types of occupations, post and activities in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  3. Roles where the activity is seen to be eligible for a criminal record check
  4. Regulated activity decision making flowchart
  5. What activities make a person eligible for an enhanced criminal record check
  6. Model Volunteer Job Role
  7. Model Volunteer Application Form
  8. Model Reference Form
  9. Confidential Declaration Form
  10. Model Interview- Discussion
  11. Positive and Negative Interview Indicators
  12. ID checking guidelines for DBS check applications
  13. Revised Code of Practice for Disclosure and Barring Service Registered Person
  14. Safe Storage, Retention and Handling of DBS Certificate Information

Domestic Abuse

  1. Responding Well to Domestic Abuse - Policy and Practice Guidance
  2. Template Parish Statement on Domestic Abuse

National Policies and Guidance 

  1. Bell Ringing and Safeguarding Children in Towers
  2. Safeguarding Training and Development - Practice Guidance
  3. Promoting a Safer Church
  4. Roles and Responsibilities - Practice Guidance
  5. Safeguarding in Religious Communities - Practice Guidance
  6. Safeguarding Records
  7. The Gospel and Sexual Abuse
  8. Glossary Reference Document
  9. Practical guidance: Responding to, assessing and managing safeguarding concerns or allegations against church officers
  10. Practical guidance: Responding to Safeguarding Concerns relating to Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults
  11. Identifying and Reporting Safeguarding Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission

Safeguarding Updates/Newsletters

Useful Links