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The Diocese of Bristol takes seriously its duties to safeguard all people in our church communities.
Here you will find the safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Bristol as well as further information and guidance.
Follow the quick links below to access the information you require.
- Policies and procedures (see below)
- Safeguarding Resources for PSO's and Parishes
- Safeguarding Training
- Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team
With the help of the NSPCC's friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, talking PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse:
Get more information and resources for Parents and groups here:
The Underwear Rule - link to NSPCC website
PANTS Guide for Children
PANTS Guide for Parents
The Underwear Rule Guide - A4 Poster sized can be used in Church Buildings, Halls or anywhere that children may access activities.
The Diocese of Bristol’s Safeguarding Policy was revised in April 2018 and adopted by the Diocesan Synod in June 2018.
Diocese of Bristol Safeguarding policy
Managing church related safeguarding allegations
Safer recruitment information
Guidance for ministry with those that may pose a risk to others
Guidance and advice for parishes
Changes to diocesan and national policy and guidance from 2015 to 2016 have been tracked and recorded in the following document:
The national Church of England safeguarding policies and guidance are regularly updated on the Church of England website. These documents contain practice guidance regarding running activities in our church communities and the personal responsibilities and behaviours which must be followed by all who work with vulnerable groups across the diocese.