Safeguarding Resources

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National Church of England Safeguarding Policy

  • Promoting a Safer Church (2017): the new national House of Bishops policy statement for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.  This document is to be supported by more detailed practice guidance, which will be made available in due course.
  • Protecting All God’s Children (2010): Previous national policy for safeguarding children.  Please continue to refer to this until the supporting practice guidance is available for the new policy.
  • Promoting a Safe Church (2006): Previous national policy for safeguarding vulnerable adults.  Please continue to refer to this until the supporting practice guidance is available for the new policy.

National Church of England Safeguarding Practice Guidance

Diocese of Exeter Policy and Guidance

Guidance for all churches, parishes, mission communities and other Church of England bodies within the Diocese of Exeter

In October 2017 Diocesan Synod approved the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy Statement 2017.

This policy replaces the previous May 2014 policy.  While we await the revised national practice guidance to accompany the new 2017 policy from the House of Bishops, please refer to the existing practice guidance found here:

Diocesan Safeguarding Practice – Adults – May 2014 (August 2017)

Diocesan Safeguarding Practice – Children – May 2014 (August 2017)

Parish Toolkit for Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

The role description templates below contain the key safeguarding responsibilities along with generic duties and responsibilities for the specific role outlined.  Please adapt the role descriptions to fit your local circumstances:

Domestic Abuse

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