Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy documents
The National CofE Safeguarding Team monthly updates
The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board newsletters
This chart should be displayed in all churches and is used to ensure that everyone is clear on the reporting process. To request a printed version of the chart please email email@example.com
Download: Safeguarding Flowchart 2016 [PDF]
Promoting a Safer Church
This poster should be completed and displayed in all churches and is used to direct people to someone they can contact if they have a safeguarding concern.
Diocesan and local authority safeguarding contacts are pre-filled and the poster can be printed in either A3 or A4 size.
Download: Promoting a Safer Church poster [PDF]
Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance (PPPG)
Full document from Autumn 2016 is still relevant and currently being updated.
Parish Guide First Printed 2016
This guide will give you the key Safeguarding information required at parish level. Please use this rather than the National Parish Handbook for the time being.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance (PPPG) should be read by those church officers who are engaged in Safeguarding work with the Parish or Cathedral. It has been written as a resource document and should be referred to as and when needed. There are some sections within the PPPG that church officers who are working in a role that requires a DBS check, should read and confirm that they have read them before starting work. This table shows the required reading to the expected level of training needed to undertake the role.
Download: Diocese of Derby Parish Guide 2016 [PDF]
Parish Safeguarding Handbook, November 2018
This national guide should be adopted by Synod at the annual meeting in October 2019.
Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Training and Development, July 2019
Parish Audit Tool 2017
A tool for parishes to assess where they are with the implementation of the Safeguarding Procedures. Completion of this document wil help with the creation of an action plan for the PCC.
Practice Guidance: Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults, November 2018
Practice guidance: How to make a Safeguarding Serious Incident report to the Charity Commission, October 2018
Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Complaints Procedure
A guide to the procedure in dealing with complaints about the way a safeguarding issue has been handled.
Download: Safeguarding Complaints Procedure [PDF]
House of Bishops Policy on Granting Permission to Officiate
Clergy File Access Policy
This document explains who can access clergy files and under what circumstances - and how they are controlled.
Download: Clergy File Access Policy [PDF]
This policy seeks to enable staff to alert the organisation to any potential problem or wrongdoing reasonably believed to exist, without fear of any negative reprisal in response to the revelation.
Download: Whistleblowing Policy [PDF]
Dignity at Work Policy
Abuse, harassment and bullying – however rare - will not be tolerated in the Diocese.
Download: Dignity at Work Policy [PDF]
Volunteer Leader Documents
Record Keeping for Sessions