The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) is the committee that oversees the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team (DST) across the diocese.  The DSAP is made up of senior staff within the Diocese and Cathedral alongside representatives from statutory and partner agencies who provide safeguarding services to the County of Derbyshire and the Unitary Authority of Derby City.  The DSAP is chaired by an Independent Chair in line with the National Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders 2017.

The role of Independent Chair is important in ensuring that safeguarding provision within the Diocese is subject to robust and independent scrutiny.  The Chair acts as a critical friend, supporting and encouraging as appropriate, but also providing challenge where necessary.  The appointment of an Independent Chair shows the commitment of the Church to ensuring that safeguarding is handled in a transparent and professional way.  For this reason, the Independent Chair should not be in any other role within the Diocese.

The appointment of this role will be made for a three-year term initially, with a possible extension at the end of the three years, subject to evaluation.


Role Description

Applicants letter

Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire are seeking chaplains to serve throughout Derbyshire in the Derbyshire Constabulary and/or Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Workplace Chaplaincy in Derbyshire is a Christian organisation which provides voluntary pastoral support to people in the county by building bridges of understanding between industry, faith, commerce and society. 

Our chaplains serve in a wide range of workplaces, including agriculture, fire and rescue, industry, police, sport and transport. 

Our chaplains are diverse: men and women, ordained and lay, with varied life experiences - but all have an ear to listen and a heart to serve, rooted in their Christian faith. 

If you wish to have further discussion about serving as a chaplain in the Derbyshire Constabulary or Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and how to become part of our team, please contact the Police and Fire Lead Chaplain: Ami Lindo, 

The Diocese of Derby

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