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Safeguarding

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There are three Safeguarding Days in October 2022, more information about each day can be found in the link for each day.

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons

World Mental Health Day is on October 10th

Anti-Slavery Day is on 18th October

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  1. Complete a Clergy Confidential Declaration Form  (Word or PDF) ensuring the signature is a physical / wet ink or image of your signature.
  2. Complete an ID Verification and Justification Form (PDF). For clergy already within the Diocese of Derby, your parish safeguarding officer, churchwardens, another member of clergy, the area dean, deanery administrator will need to see three forms of identity, one should bear a recent photograph, one must confirm your date of birth, and at least one must confirm your current address. For clergy New to the diocese please have this countersigned by a senior member of clergy from your current diocese. Notes and an example ID form can be downloaded and also a list of acceptable ID documents.
  3. email the forms to judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org and post the originals to Judie Fogarty, Derby Church House, 1 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3DR.
  4. You will be emailed a unique user ID number and a link to create your online application using that user ID number.
  5. Use the link and user ID to access the application form and complete the step by step application instructions. We are often asked why the paper / electronic forms are needed - we have to have these to verify the online application you make.
  6. Your certificate will be posted directly to you. Keep your certificate in a safe place as it is a legal document and you may be asked for it to show you are entitled to work with children or vulnerable adults.
  7. The DST will receive a notification of your DBS certificate and will inform the Bishop's Office, and as appropriate the parish safeguarding officer of your parish and the appropriate departments within the diocese.

If there are any concerns shown on your certificate, a member of the DST will contact you to discuss what should happen next.

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  1. Complete a Laity Confidential Declaration Form (Word or PDF) ensuring the signature is a physical / wet ink or image of your signature
  2. Pass your Confidential Declaration Form on to your parish safeguarding officer who will complete an ID Verification and Justification Form (PDF). At this point they will need to see three forms of identity: one should bear a recent photograph, one must confirm your date of birth, and at least one must confirm your current address. Notes and an example ID form can be downloaded and also a list of acceptable ID documents.
  3. Licensed Lay Readers or Readers in Training Forms must then be sent to the Safeguarding Office for processing, even where the parish safeguarding officer processes DBS locally.
  4. You will be provided with a unique user ID number and a link to create your online application using that user ID number (this may be immediately by your local contact, or may be emailed to you at a later date either by the local contact or from judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org at the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.)
  5. Use the link and user ID to access the application form and complete the step by step application instructions. We are often asked why the paper / electronic forms are needed - we have to have these to verify the online application you make.
  6. Once your application has been processed you will be able to apply for the Updating Service which means that you will no longer need to apply for renewals in that role. You will need to join the Updating Service within 30 days of the issue of your certificate. This service is free for volunteers. Please email judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org and your parish safeguarding officer if you do subscribe so we can update our records and automatically renew your disclosure. If you do not inform us we are not notified otherwise and for volunteers it costs nothing.
  7. Your certificate will be posted directly to you. Keep your certificate in a safe place as it is a legal document and you may be asked for it to show you are entitled to work with children or vulnerable adults.
  8. The Diocesan Safeguarding Team will receive a notification of your DBS certificate and will inform your parish safeguarding officer and the appropriate departments within the diocese.

If there are any concerns shown on your certificate, a member of the DST will contact you to discuss what should happen next.

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Information on applications via the DBS update service will be published here by the end of October 2022.

In the meantime, please contact judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org for support and more information.

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New role templates have been added to the Resources for Parish Safeguarding Officers page.  They must be tailored to each churches particular situation.

The Autumn Newsletter is available for download here.

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We have partnered with thirtyone:eight to enable you to access safeguarding advice for bank holiday periods throughout the year via their helpline.

If you require emergency safeguarding advice over bank holiday weekends, please contact the helpline on 0303 003 1111.

The helpline is operated Mon-Fri - 9.00am-5.00pm. Outside of these hours (Mon-Fri – 5.00pm-12.00 midnight and weekends 7am – 12 midnight) someone is available to take urgent calls.

Any advice provided will be confirmed in writing and copied to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, under an information sharing agreement.

All follow up actions will be addressed upon our return to the office.

If a child or vulnerable adult is in danger of immediate harm, phone 999.

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Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board have recently published their "Keeping Adults Safe" leaflet in Ukrainian. 

A copy of the leaflet is available here if you would like to download it to share.

The English version of the leaflet, and more information on the services the Board provides can be found on their website.

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The latest Safeguarding Newsletter has just been sent to all Parish Safeguarding Officers. If you do not receive a copy and would like to read more about the work happening in Safeguarding in the diocese and a little more about one of the safeguarding team you can download the newsletter here.

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Annual Parish Safeguarding Officers Event

We would like to invite you to the first of this years Parish Safeguarding Officer Events on Saturday 25th June at St Alkmund’s Church, Kedleston Road, Derby, 9:15 – 12:30.

The morning will start with refreshments and registration. We will provide national and local updates specifically around training, DBS checking and PSO support.

The latter part of the session will take a look at how and why we need to manage people who/may pose a risk in church settings. The morning will close with an opportunity to meet and reflect on the morning with other PSO's from your Deanery, and then for final questions and comments before we all go and enjoy what we hope is some warm sunshine.

To book a place at the session, please follow this link which will take you directly to the event on Eventbrite : PSO Annual Event 25 June 9:15 – 12:30  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parish-safeguarding-officer-event-tickets-332899380007

There will be a second event in mid-September date and venue to be confirmed.

Revised Training Matrix

We have recently revised the Training Matrix in line with Church of England national standards, including the recent changes in requirements and delivery of Domestic Abuse training. The current one can be viewed here https://derby.anglican.org/en/who-needs-safeguarding-training.html and a copy is attached. If you have any questions about safeguarding training, please contact Nick Harding nick.harding@derby.anglican.org

DBS Processing Changes

A reminder that all parishes should retain a copy of the Confidential Declaration Form for all applicants as part of Safer Recruitment guidelines and retention policy.

For parishes who have moved to the streamlined method of processing DBS checks, going forward, please will you send all DBS Checks for Licenced Lay Readers / Ministers to the Safeguarding Office for processing from receipt of this email.  These must longer be processed in parish.

A reminder for parishes who have moved to the streamlined method of processing DBS checks that all Clergy DBS checks must be sent to the Safeguarding office for processing – this includes Clergy with Permission to Officiate, Curates, Non-Stipendiary or other titles you may come across.  If in doubt, please contact us to discuss before processing the application.

Our Safeguarding strategy for 2022 - 2025 has been published.  It sets out our aims as a team until 2025.

Please feel free to share it with your parish if you wish to do so. 

It can be downloaded here [PDF].

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The latest Safeguarding Newsletter has just been sent to all Parish Safeguarding Officers. If you do not receive a copy and would like to read more about the work happening in Safeguarding in the diocese and a little more about one of the safeguarding team you can download the newsletter here.

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Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service for anyone who has experienced abuse in relation to the Church of England, the Church in Wales, or the Catholic Church of England and Wales. This could be abuse by someone who holds any role in the church or is linked to participating in a church-led activity or group.

If you have been affected, however long ago, Safe Spaces can provide you with support.

You do not have need to have told the police or the church authorities, and you do not have to still be involved with the church.

Your information will not be shared without your consent, unless you or someone else is in immediate danger.  

Safe Spaces can provide a range of help, including advocating with authorities and other agencies, giving emotional support, providing information (including information on church and police procedures), understanding your needs and working together on individual support plans.

 

Tel: 0300 303 1056 (answerphone available outside of opening times)

Email: safespaces@victimsupport.org.uk

LiveChat - via the Safe Spaces website

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The Derbyshire Carers Association has put together a list of useful helplines for Carers and others should they need help and support over the festive period, which can be downloaded here.  The details are also available on the Derbyshire Carers Association website

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This course is for readers with PtO, and for clergy who are not heavily involved in ministry.  It can only be accessed if the Bishop’s Office has specifically directed the you to this course. 

In all other cases, the Safeguarding Leadership Training course should be completed.

October

Cohort 11: Wed 5th Oct 9.30am - 12:15pm Zoom - Book Here

Cohort 12: Mon 10th Oct 1.30 - 4.15pm Zoom - Book Here

November

Cohort 13: Tue 15 Nov 6.30 - 9.15pm Derby Church House - Book Here

If you are not able to join any of the courses above please email judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org to be placed on a wiating list to be contacted about future courses.

 

Safeguarding training courses

 

Select a course to view and book

  • Basic Safeguarding Awareness +

    The Basic Safeguarding Awareness course replaces the old C0 training. Everyone who has contact with the public, whether face-to-face or on the phone should complete the Basic Safeguarding Awareness training. The Basic Awareness course can be completed by any member of the congregation, to support awareness raising and a culture of support and vigilance in the Church. This is a pre-requisite module for completing any other core training module. This is self-directed learning available online via the Church of See More
  • Safeguarding Foundation Training +

    This replaces the old C1 training. Those who hold responsibility for the safeguarding of others within church settings and activities must complete the Safeguarding Foundation training. The Basic Awareness course can be completed by any member of the congregation, to support awareness raising and a culture of support and vigilance in the Church. This is a pre-requisite for completing Leadership training for clergy, readers, churchwardens, and others in leadership roles. This is self-directed learning available online via the Church See More
  • Safeguarding Leadership Training +

    The Leadership module replaces the old C2 and C3 training, and is a requirement for all those who have any leadership responsibility in the church. All those with Bishop’s licence (Clergy, readers and Lay Ministers), Churchwardens, and many others who hold positions of leadership in work with children, young people or adults who may be at risk or are vulnerable must complete this course. Due to the current level of demand for those required to See More
  • PtO (Permission to Officiate) Safeguarding Training +

    This course is for readers with PtO, and for clergy who are not heavily involved in ministry.  It can only be accessed if the Bishop’s Office has specifically directed the you to this course.  In all other cases, the Safeguarding Leadership Training course should be completed. October Cohort 11: Wed 5th Oct 9.30am - 12:15pm Zoom - Book Here Cohort 12: Mon 10th Oct 1.30 - 4.15pm Zoom - Book Here November Cohort 13: Tue 15 Nov 6.30 - 9.15pm Derby See More
  • Raising Awareness and Responding Well to Domestic Abuse Training +

    This is a national e-learning course which covers information about the many aspects of Domestic Abuse, and how we and the church can respond well. Please take into this course through the National Safeguarding Portal. Domestic Abuse Drop-in The Domestic Abuse Drop-in sessions have been placed on hold.  Please check back soon for more information. See More
  • Safer Recruitment and People Management Training +

    This session is designed for clergy, anyone in parishes responsible for appointments and line-management, and PSOs. It explores legislation and statutory and other relevant guidance which ensures safer recruitment and helps churches become more familiar with House of Bishops’ safer recruitment practice guidance. It covers safer recruitment processes and DBS checking, and how to identify and overcome any barriers to implementation. To book a place on a Safer Recruitment and People Management course please choose one See More
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The Diocese of Derby has subscribed to the Parish Safeguarding Dashboard online tool to make it easier for our churches to manage their safeguarding requirements. 

It is free for parishes to register, update and receive action plans on demand.

The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard also enables the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and senior clergy to make sure that each parish is up to date with its safeguarding administration and offer support to those that may be struggling.

This online tool has been designed to display a clear and simple dashboard on a computer, mobile phone or tablet.

The dashboard overview page allows the safeguarding rep, parish clergy, churchwardens and other invited users to see the current status of compliance at a glance. 

A green light would mean all is well, amber would mean that action is needed and red would mean urgent action is required.

Take a tour of the Safeguarding Dashboard website for more information.

All parishes should have been sent an ‘invitation’ to sign-up to the Parish Dashboard, however, if any parishes have yet to register, they can do so by emailing Sue Griffin sue.griffin@derby.anglican.org in the safeguarding team.

>> Parish Dashboard Website

>> Access the dashboard

The advantages for parishes are illustrated in this short video

If you need any support or advice in relation to your dashboard, please contact Sue Griffin as above.

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The 15th - 21st November 2021 is National Safeguarding Adults Week which is led by the ann craft trust who work to act against abuse.

In Derbyshire the Derbyshire Adults Safeguarding Board is supporting the week with the provision of a number of free webinars and events. They write in thier latest newsletter (which may be downloaded in full here)

"The week is an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, facilitate conversations and share examples of best practice.

The theme of this year’s National Safeguarding Adults Week is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.  Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.

We are already planning our activities for the week, which include the launch of a new awareness-raising campaign, a special edition newsletter, social media posts, as well as some exciting webinar sessions on a variety of safeguarding topics.  Please check our events page for the latest information.

We will be hosting the following FREE webinar sessions during National Safeguarding Adults Week, which are all aimed at front-line practitioners and managers across all our partner agencies working with adults who have care and support needs.

  1. Fire prevention and safeguarding (15 November 2021)
  2. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and safeguarding adults (15 November 2021)
  3. Professional curiosity and the challenges of disguised compliance (16 November 2021)
  4. Modern slavery awareness (16 November 2021)
  5. Cyber awareness, fraud and scams (17 November 2021)
  6. Cuckooing and county lines (18 November 2021)
  7. Trauma-informed practice: safeguarding adults (19 November 2021)"

#safeguardingAdultsWeek

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