Safeguarding Governance

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In this section you can find information about how safeguarding practice is being developed across the Diocese of Bristol and the Church of England.
If you cannot find the information you require please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team here.

Diocesan Safeguarding Steering Group

Every diocese is required to have a steering group through which representatives from across the diocese and from independent organisations can over see safeguarding development. The Diocese of Bristols group has been running since April 2014.

The DSSG Terms of Reference describes how the group works. Our thanks go to all that support the work of this group.

Click here to download and view the DSSG Terms of Reference.

Annual Safeguarding Report

The Annual Report details work undertaken during each year and includes the following years Safeguarding Action Plan and summary of the Parish Safeguarding Audit. Do take at look if you would like to see what we have achieved and areas for further development.

2022 Safeguarding Annual Report

2021 Safeguarding Annual Report

2020 Safeguarding Annual Report

2019 Safeguarding Annual Report

2018 Safeguarding Annual Report

Independent Safeguarding Audit - 2017

During February 2017 the Diocese of Bristol received an independent audit of safeguarding arrangements. The report has now been published.

SCIE Safeguarding Audit Report for the Diocese of Bristol - 2017

More information regarding the audit and the Diocese reponse to the audit findings can be found on the news page here.

Safeguarding Review Diocese of Bristol - Barnardo's, 2013

Report commissioned by the Diocese 'to ascertain how best to implement and support effective safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Bristol'.

Safeguarding Review Diocese of Bristol (Final Report)


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