Safeguarding Resources

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

National Safeguarding Training Portal

Parish Resources 

  1. Parish Safeguarding Handbook
  2. Promoting a Safer Church A3 poster
  3. Fact Sheet - Types of Abuse
  4. Fact Sheet - Sexting (youth produced sexual imagery)
  5. Model Safeguarding Provision for Church Premises Hire
  6. Model Risk Assessment Checklist for Home Visiting
  7. Activity and Incident Form
  8. Activity Risk Assessment Form
  9. Activity Risk Assessment Template
  10. Behaviour Agreement
  11. Entrance Notice for Callers
  12. Keyholder Declaration
  13. Leaders to Participants Ratios
  14. Lone Working - PCC Considerations
  15. Model Personal Risk Assessment Tool
  16. Registration Form - Activities and Trips
  17. Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement
  18. Photo Consent Form
  19. Transport Consent Form
  20. Safeguarding Referral Form
  21. Social Media Consent Form
  22. Template Parish Safeguarding Audit and Action Plan
  23. Trip or Special Activity Consent Form
  24. Safeguarding Aide Memoire

Safer Recruitment 

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

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