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Safer Church

Safer Church Safeguarding resources for all in our diocese who have a Bishop's Licence or Permission to Officiate, or who work with children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable in our churches.


In Safe Hands

In Safe Hands

The Guildford Safeguarding Policy
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In Safe Hands Amendments June 2014

Amendments to 'In safe Hands' published in June 2014
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Learning and Development Practice Guidance

This document can also be downloaded from the Safeguarding page on the Church of England website

Safeguarding Records and Retention Toolkit

Guidelines to those in the Church of England for the retention of safeguarding records in response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
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Training and Development Practice Guidance

This Practice Guidance has been commended by the House of Bishops and is designed to ensure a framework of consistent learning and development of safeguarding practice in the context of the Church.
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Resources

Can We Have A Chat?

This helpful Grove Books guide, written by Jon Langford, has much to offer on good, safe practice when working one to one with young people.
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Confidential Declaration Form

This is a revised form which replaces the one issued in the Safer Recruitment Guidance 2016. It should be used for all roles and completed at the point of application. Applicants for a role not eligible for a DBS check should only complete questions 1 and 2.
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Model Volunteer Job Role Descritpion

This is a simple model role outline template for a volunteer which can be used, amended or substituted by a local model as required.
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Photo Consent Form

This updated photo consent form is now available. For publicity or activity purposes there are occasions when photographs or video footage be taken as an aspect of parish activity....
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Safeguarding Policy - Coming in 2017

Safer Recruitment Application Form

This is a simple model application form template for a volunteer which can be used, amended or substituted by a local model as required.
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Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance

The Safer Recruitment practice guidance 2015 replaced the original joint guidance produced in June 2013 with the Methodist Church. It retained, at the beginning, a revised joint statement with the Methodist Church on safer recruitment. This update replaces and the Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2015
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Safer Recruitment Reference Form

Request for a reference for a voluntary worker with children / adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect.
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Summary of Safer Recruitment

Safer Recruiting in the parish - executive summary and models of good practice
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Posters

Authorised Listener Poster

It is vital that our churches are safe places for people to tell their stories of abuse, and where people listen and respond well....
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Domestic Abuse Charter - 7 Steps of Action

This document lists seven steps of action to take if information arises regarding domestic abuse, including contact details for local support networks.
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Domestic Abuse: A Charter for your Church

This document enables churches to confirm they have a domestic abuse charter.
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Parish Policy Statement for the Safeguarding of Children & Adults who may be Vulnerable

Policy Statement to be completed by the PCC for the Safeguarding of Children and Adults who may be Vulnerable
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Parish Safeguarding Policy Template (Children/Adults who may be Vulnerable)

Every year the PCC will agree the Parish Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy Statements, displaying each copy in the Church and forwarding one copy of each to the Diocesan Safeguarding Office for their records.
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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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