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

Diocesan Policies and Guidance

  1. Child Protection Manual
  2. Vulnerable Adults Manual

Safer Recruitment 

Safer Recruitment Practice

  1. Sample 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

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

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