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Safeguarding Documents

There are various guidance notes and documents available relating to Safeguarding issues under each of the following headings.  This area is a “work in progress” and if there is anything you would particularly like to see included here, do please email the Safeguarding Adviser with your suggestions.

Good practice guidelines
Best Practice Guidelines for St Albans Diocese

Parish policies:
Policy for Safeguarding Children 2016
Policy for Safeguarding Adults 2016
Safe Use of Images Policy

Recruitment guidelines:
CCPAS Recruiters Guide
CCPAS Self-declaration Form for a position requiring a disclosure
CCPAS Guide for Applicants
CCPAS Disclosure Service St Albans
New Recruiters Application Form

Risk Assessment:
Risk Assessments – general guidance
Personal risk assessment tool
Activities risk assessment template
Health & Safety checklist

Consent Forms:
General consent form
Email & mobile consent form
Trips out & non-usual activities consent form
Special Activity consent form
Medical consent form and Medication form

Information sheets:
Holidays and Residential Trips with children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable
First Aid and administration of medication
Registering with OFSTED
Transport – private cars and minibuses
Safer working practice with children, young people and vulnerable adults
Inappropriate behaviour by children, young people or vulnerable adults
Unaccompanied children, young people or vulnerable adults at church services
Sleepovers – including sleeping on church premises
Food hygiene
Duty of care
What to Consider When Letting Church Halls
The Truth about Self Harm – produced by the Mental Health Foundation

Useful links:
NSPCC Safeguarding Children website
Gov.UK Safeguarding children & young people website
Get safe online website
UK Council for Child Internet Safety website


Church of England documents:

Promoting a Safer Church 2017 –Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Church of England
Promoting a Safe Church (safeguarding policy for adults) 2006
Information Sheet No. 1; May 2012
Protecting All God’s Children (safeguarding policy for children and young people, 4th edition, 2010)
Responding Well to Domestic Abuse (guidelines for those with pastoral responsibility, 2017)
Responding Well (policy and guidance for the church of England, 2011)

Learning & Development Practice Guidance (2016)
Responding to Serious Safeguarding Situations (2015)
Risk Assessment for Individuals who may Pose Risk to Children or Adults (2015)
Safer Recruitment (2016)
Safeguarding in Religious Communities (2015)

Safeguarding Records: Joint Practice Guidance for the Church of England and the Methodist Church (2015)
Safeguarding Guidance for Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnerships (2015)


Volunteer Trainer Documents
Safeguarding Trainer role
Confidential Declaration
Trainer Application Form



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