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Toolkit 2: Safer Recruitment

Below you will find guidance about safe recruitment of staff and volunteers and the tools you will need.

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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Diocesan Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, the Diocese of Guildford complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice....
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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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Regulated Activity Flowchart

A non prescriptive list. Eligibility decisions should always be made on the specific and individual duties within a role
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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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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 FAQs

Here you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about safer recruitment and the process of DBS application forms....
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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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