The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. It’s important that parishes give due focus to this important area.  We are committed to following legislation, guidance and recognized good practice, and the following links provide you with access to this.

The Church of England has agreed a clear set of safeguarding principles. You can find these here

Parish Practice

The role of the parish in safeguarding is a vital one. It is set out in the safeguarding policy Protecting all God’s Children 4th Edition 2010 at page 20.  For ease of access it is set out here at page 20. Alternatively The full report is available here

A model policy statement on safeguarding in the parish, which PCCs can use to adopt a safeguarding approach, can be found in Promoting a safe church 2006 – a policy for safeguarding adults in the Church of England.  A copy of this model statement which has been amended to cover both children and adults can be found here

If you would like to access full copies of these policies and other helpful resources, including practice guidance, you can find them here. You will also find your Diocesan website helpful – please search on safeguarding to find the relevant resources.


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