Parish Safeguarding

This page is the place to find guidance, advice and useful documents for parishes in relation to safeguarding.

PSO Drop In Sessions 

We run a 30-minute Zoom drop-in session on the second Tuesday of every month at 11.30am. No agenda, no booking needed, just a space for Parish Safeguarding Officers to log in and ask the team here any questions you may have.

Join a PSO drop in session

Guidance and resources for your parish

Resources for recruitment

Forms and templates 

Parish Dashboards

The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard is an online tool, which has been designed to make safeguarding administration and governance simpler for everyone. The dashboards display a clear and simple information on a mobile phone, tablet or computer that cover all aspects of parish safeguarding, helping you to keep track of your parish progress and to ensure that no important area is missed.

This introductory video outlines how the safeguarding dashboard can help your parish.

The developers of the Safeguarding Dashboards have a website that gives advice about:
•   Getting started
•   Frequently asked questions

This tool enables the Diocesan Safeguarding Team to provide more effective support to Parishes and ensure that each parish is meeting the requirements regarding its safeguarding administration. Please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team if your parish has not yet signed up for a dashboard.

Parish Safeguarding Hubs

The Parish Safeguarding Hub for safer recruitment and people management in parishes. Safeguarding Hubs are making parishes safer by helping them to meet the Church of England's safeguarding requirements. They are fully integrated with Safeguarding Dashboards. The Church of England updated its Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance in 2021, which includes mandatory requirements for parishes that came into force on 4 January 2022.

For more information about how the Hub works, check out this short video.

Access to the Hub is provided to Parish Safeguarding Officers and Incumbents, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team if you want to find out more.

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