New Safeguarding documents issued

The Church of England has issued several new safeguarding related documents since December 2016. These can be downloaded here:  Full details of these documents can be found here: For full details please visit this link. A Safeguarding Update Bulletin will be circulated soon.

National Church – Safeguarding Notices

John Smythe Case - April 2017 To read the update and associated information please follow the link: https://www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/safeguarding-children-vulnerable-adults.aspx

Diocese Undertakes Past Cases Review (PCR2)

Current work on the PCR2 Review has been suspended in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The situation will be reviewed on the 25th June and will be updated thereafter.     The past cases review (PCR) conducted  in 2007 - 2009, was a large-scale review of the handling by the Church of...

DBS Criminal Record Checks

Criminal Records Checking – Disclosure and Barring Service The Diocesan Office provides a service to Parishes who need to ask people working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for clearance. Click here to download our checklist for PCCs, giving guidance about the posts which are eligible. There is a small...

DBS Criminal Record Checks

Criminal Records Checking – Disclosure and Barring Service The Diocesan Office provides a service to Parishes who need to ask people working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for clearance. Click here to download our checklist for PCCs, giving guidance about the posts which are eligible. There is a small...

COVID-19 Update 18 – Safeguarding

Domestic abuse may affect anyone at any time, but the isolation resulting from COVID-19 is particularly affecting victims/survivors of domestic abuse. The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, according to the charity Refuge. Victims/survivors of domestic...

C1 Online Training

In order to access the course please click on the link below:   https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/   Once on this page, those wishing to complete the course should then follow the link to register as a new user. They will then be prompted to: Create a username and password Enter their email address and confirm...

C0 Online Training

In order to access the course please click on the link below:   https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/   Once on this page, those wishing to complete the course should click on the ‘Safeguarding Basic Awareness’ blue button beneath the picture located on the right of the screen. They should then follow the link to register as a...