Our safeguarding pages guide all those in the Diocese of Durham on the part that they need to play to ensure the church is a safe environment where concerns are responded to and people can flourish.

All churches and faith communities are required to have in place arrangements which include:

  • Procedures to identify, respond to and report concerns
  • Codes of safer practice
  • Safer recruitment procedures

Our policies govern the work undertaken with children, young people and vulnerable adults who attend church or take part in activities on church premises (or that are organised by the church) within the parish.

Liability insurance in relation to such issues may be invalidated if such policy is not in place and being implemented.