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Policy and Guidance

The Diocesan Safeguarding Protocol and Guidance

Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and Guidance

Safeguarding Officer Guidance

Other useful safeguarding documents for downloading

How to find criminal records checks for overseas countries

Confidential Declaration form (CDF)

Confidential Renewal Form (CRF)

DBS Applicant Guidance

DBS Verifier Guidance

Safeguarding Reference Form

Exemption Form (Chaplaincy)

Temporary Exemption Form (Chaplaincy)

Chaplaincy Safeguarding Log

Use of building by other groups

Safeguarding Complaints Policy & Procedure

Promoting a Safer Church A3 Poster

Theological Resource

'The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church'

This document is intended to be used as a resource for their work by those with responsibility for teaching and preaching in the Church of England, including clergy and licensed lay ministers, and those with specific responsibilities for safeguarding training.

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church


Further Resources

National Policy & Practice Guidance (Church of England's National Safeguarding Team)

Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse


Safeguarding Out of Hours Helpline

For enquires outside operational hours of an urgent safeguarding nature please call our partners Thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) on +44 (0) 303 003 1111. You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.

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