In May 2014 Diocesan Synod approved the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Parishes 2014. This new policy replaces the big white manual.
- Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016
- Writing a safeguarding policy
- Flowchart: Responding to concerns about a child or adult at risk
- Confidentiality – Information Sharing Guidance for Clergy and Parishes
- Safeguarding Checkist for Benefices and Parishes 2017
Safer Recruitment documents:
- Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance 2016
- Parish Church Registration form
- Parish Volunteer Agreement
- Parish Reference Request
- Change of Safeguarding Representative Form (C1)
- CCPAS-Diocese of Exeter DBS Verifier Registration Form
- Confidential Declaration Form 2016
National Church of England Safeguarding Policy Statements
- 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
- Responding Well to Domestic Abuse (2017)
- Safeguarding Training and Development Practice Guidance (2017)
- Safer Recruitment Practice Guidance (2016)
- DBS Eligibility and Related Matters – FAQs (2016)
- Responding to Serious Safeguarding Situations (2015)
- Risk Assessment for those who may pose risk to children or adults (2015)
- Safeguarding in Religious Communities (2015)
- Responding well to those who have been sexually abused 2011
- The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A Theological Resource for the Local Church
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Briefing Note from the National Safeguarding Team