Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

The following page contains safeguarding information, policies and guidance for all churches, parishes, mission communities and other Church of England bodies within the Diocese of Exeter.

Diocesan Safeguarding Policies:

Diocesan Safeguarding Guidance:

Church of England Safeguarding E-manual:

The Church of England Safeguarding e-manual contains the most up to date safeguarding guidance including ‘Safer Recruitment and People Management’, ‘Safeguarding in Religious Communities’, the ‘Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework’, ‘Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse’ and ‘Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults’. View the Safeguarding e-manual here.

Church of England Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance: 

The Church of England Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance contains practice guidance including the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, ‘Safer Environment and Activities’, ‘Code of Safer Working Practice’, PCR2 guidance, how to respond well to safeguarding concerns and allegations, serious incident reporting and policy statements including ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’. View the Church of England guidance and policies here.

Church of England Safeguarding Templates and Resources:

The Church of England Safeguarding Templates and resources section includes (amongst others) a blank ‘Parish Safeguarding Poster’, a wide variety of model consent and risk assessment forms for parishes to use, information about key roles and responsibilities of church officers and bodies, guidance on responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers and some key theological texts regarding safeguarding and responding to abuse. View the templates and resources here.

SCIE Audit 2017/18:

SCIE Audit – Diocese of Exeter Summary: This summary explains the SCIE audit that took place in November 2017 in the Diocese of Exeter.

SCIE Report: The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s final report on the Diocese of Exeter’s audit, published in February 2018.

Seeking to Raise a Concern or Make a Complaint About Your Experience of the Safeguarding Service Provision in the Diocese of Exeter?

If you have a concern over the service being provided by the Diocese of Exeter with regard to Safeguarding, we are open to feedback and would encourage you to phone 01392 294969 or email the Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Costa Nassaris, to discuss your concerns.