- Promoting a Safer Church poster for parishes
- Fact Sheet – Sexting (youth produced sexual imagery)
- Model Activity Risk Assessment Template
- Model Parish Recording Template
- Model Parish Safeguarding Policy
- Model Personal Risk Assessment tool
- Model Risk Assessment Checklist for Home Visiting
- Model Volunteer Driver Agreement
- Parish â€“ Whoâ€™s Who
- Consent Adult Present
- Consent Annual Form for church children
- Consent Form for hazardous activities and residentials
C0 & C1
New Safeguarding Training dates:Â Leadership (C2)
The Church of Englandâ€™s National Safeguarding Team has now prepared material for virtual delivery. Â This is the Leadership (C2) course, and is for churchwardens, parish safeguarding officers, leaders of youth and childrenâ€™s work, bell tower captains, leaders of music groups/choirs, and leaders of work with vulnerable adults. Â For more information and how to book please click here
The Diocese of Durham takes the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously..
Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.
If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for advice and support. If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.
Beth Miller – (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.
Complaints about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with:â€¨
If you are not happy about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with and you cannot resolve the issue or concern with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser you should, in the first instance, contact the Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group;
Mark GurneyÂ – (IndependentÂ Chair of Safeguarding Advisory Panel)
Address: Cuthbert House,Â Stonebridge,Â Durham DH1 3RY
You may also report any concern using the Dioceseâ€™s â€œWhistleblowingâ€ policyÂ here.
Please see below four tabs which when you click on the one you require will provide you with all the information you need to implement good safeguarding practice in your parish.