A Safe Church
A Safe Church is a manual containing the Diocesan policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children, safeguarding adults who may be vulnerable, and responding to domestic abuse. Significant amendments were made in 2019, in addition to the changes made in 2018, in line with a number of new and revised policies from the House of Bishops and the National Safeguarding Team and to reflect changes in wider safeguarding procedure and legislation.
The contents of A Safe Church can be downloaded here in sections. The manual is designed to be used as a tool as and when necessary: some sections will be of more relevance to some people than to others; and you may need to find specific sections in a hurry, depending on your particular concern. We recommend that you download How to & Contents in order to assist you in deciding which sections you need.
If you are unable to find the relevant information, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 020 7939 9476.
A Safe Church
A Safe Church: How to use this guideDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 1 – IntroductionDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 2 – Diocesan policiesDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 3 – ResponsibilitiesDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 4 – Keeping safeDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 5 – Selecting staffDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 6 – Allegations and concernsDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 7 – CareDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 8 – Supervision of offendersDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 9 – InformationDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 10 – Forms and templatesDownload File
A Safe Church: Section 11 – IndexDownload File
Forms and templates
Please note: forms 20a and 20b are available in word format only and are to be used together.