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Issue 3 of our quarterly Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter is now available!

To view this, please click here.

Look out for the next edition during Summer 2019.


NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

To view a previous issue of the Safeguarding Newsletter, please select from the list below:


Newsflash!

20/05/2019:

 

TO ALL IN ROLES WITH A RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Team Office Closed for Holy Week

 

The Diocese in Europe Safeguarding Team will not be available due to a UK Bank Holiday on Monday, 27th May 2019.

 

If your enquiry is of an urgent safeguarding nature please call our partners Thirtyone:Eight (formerly CCPAS) on 0044 (0) 303 003 1111 where you will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.  Additional information can also be found on their website: https://thirtyoneeight.org/

 

In cases of an emergency, please contact the police or emergency services provision, if this is available in your local area.

 

Thank you.


28/03/2019

 

TO ALL IN ROLES WITH A RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Team Office Closed for Away Day

 

Please note that the Diocesan Safeguarding Team office will be closed all day on Thursday, 4th April 2019 as the Team will be involved in an Away Day.

 

We will check our emails intermittently during the day, but if you have an urgent safeguarding inquiry please call our partners Thirtyone:Eight (formerly CCPAS) on 0044 (0) 303 003 1111.  You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.

 

In cases of an emergency, please contact the police or emergency services provision, if this is available in your local area.

 

Thank you.


 

 21/02/2019:

 

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING TRAINERS

 

Majean Griffith, our Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator for Training, is beginning a weekly Safeguarding Trainers' Clinic every Thursday from 9am to 11am (UK-time).  The first session will be on the 21st February 2019.  This is an opportunity for you to discuss training-related issues that you may be facing with Majean.

 

Please telephone Majean directly on 0044 (0)20 7898 1163 at any time during the weekly timeslot, or you can send her an email to arrange an appointment for her to call you: majean.griffith@churchofengland.org.

 

If you call Majean and reach the office voicemail, she may be assisting someone else, so please leave her a message and she will call you back.

 

NB. This Clinic is intended for Safeguarding Trainers only.  All enquiries regarding Safeguarding Training should still be made via the usual channels.


 21/02/2019:

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

 

We are setting up a Safeguarding Officer Buddying Scheme to help those Safeguarding Officers who would like reassurance in what can be a very isolated and demanding role.  We are looking for Safeguarding Officers who are interested in:

  • having a Buddy;
  • being a Buddy;
  • helping us to set up the Buddying Scheme, so that it works for you.

Please do send an expression of interest by email to: europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!


13/12/2018:

DEAR ALL,

Our Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator for Training, Majean, has changed her name from 'Stanley' to Griffith.

A new email address is now in use for Majean: majean.griffith@churchofengland.org

NB. Any emails sent to Majean's previous email address will still be received.

Thank you for your attention to this.


07/12/2018:

REMINDER: TO ALL IN ROLES WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING

Katherine Harris, our Diocesan Safeguarding Liaison Officer,  is holding weekly Safeguarding Clinics every Monday from 9am to 1pm GMT, giving you an opportunity to discuss any general Safeguarding enquiries.

Please telephone Katherine directly on +44 (0)7827 187 083 at any time during the weekly timeslot, or you can send her an email to arrange an appointment for her to call you: katherine.harris@churchofengland.org.

If you call Katherine and reach her voicemail, she may be assisting someone else, so please leave her a message and she will call you back.

NB. This Clinic does not deal with Safeguarding Concerns.  All Concerns should still be reported via the usual channels.


07/12/2018: 

TO ALL IN ROLES WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING

Our Safeguarding Partners have changed their name!  Formerly known as Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), they are now known as Thirtyone:eight.

 

For enquiries of an urgent safeguarding nature, outside our operational hours of 9am to 5pm GMT, the telephone number to use is still +44 (0) 303 003 1111.  You will receive the same confidential advice, guidance and support.

 

NB. During operational hours, our Diocesan Confidential Reporting Line for urgent and non-urgent enquiries of a safeguarding nature is: +44 (0)20 7898 1163.  You can also email us at: europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org.


12/11/2018: 

 

REMINDER: TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

 

You are not authorised to handle concerns/allegations, or to verify certificates and ID documents, without an up-to-date Safeguarding Check

If your Safeguarding Check is not up-to-date, please arrange cover with your Chaplain and Churchwardens.

Please do contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team with any questions by telephone (+44 (0)20 7898 1150) or email (europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org).

We are here to support you.


08/10/2018:

 

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

There have been a few issues with the Level 1 Online Safeguarding Training package, for which we're in contact with the training supplier to figure out a quick and viable solution.  Whilst some applicants have no problem logging on and completing the Training, one of the issues that some are facing is that, when they click on either the Adult Protection training or Child Protection training, they only see a black rectangle (or black screen) and are not able to progress any further.

We have been informed that this is an issue with the browsers that people are using to access the course, where Adobe Flash is not automatically recognised.  If this happens, please ensure that you have downloaded Adobe Flash Player (which is free), and then there are two options: 

  1. Access the training via the Microsoft Edge browser, instead of Google, Google Chrome, etc.
  2. Right-click within the black box / black screen, and then select ‘Reload Frame’.   An Adobe Flash Player dialogue box should appear just to the top left of the black rectangle /screen; within this click on ‘Run’.  This should then take you directly into the training.

We appreciate that this is not ideal, and hope to have this rectified with the training supplier in the near future. 

If you experience any further problems, please contact us via email to europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org or by telephone: 0044 (0)20 7898 1163.


25/05/2018:

 

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

 

The new Confidential Declaration Form (CDF), to include the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now available to download from the Safeguarding ‘Policy and Guidance’ page of the Diocesan website (https://europe.anglican.org/safeguarding/policy-and-guidance).  Please do not use any old or personalised forms so we can ensure that the most up-to-date forms from our website are in circulation.

We have been working on improvements to the CDF and will update you shortly.  Thank you for your suggestions on how to improve this document.  Each will be taken into consideration and discussed at a more senior level.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please do contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 0044 (0)20 7898 1150, or via email to europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org.

Thank you for your attention to this.


09/05/2018:

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

To comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have amended the Confidential Declaration Form (CDF).

From Tuesday 29th May 2018, there will be a new CDF available to download from the Safeguarding ‘Policy and Guidance’ page of the Diocesan website (https://europe.anglican.org/safeguarding/policy-and-guidance).

From this date, we will no longer be able to accept old or personalised versions of the CDF.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please do contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 0044 (0)20 7898 1150, or via email to europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org.

Thank you for your attention to this.


12/04/2018:

TO ALL SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Katherine Harris, our Diocesan Safeguarding Liaison Officer,  is now holding weekly Safeguarding Clinics every Monday from 9am to 1pm GMT.  This is your opportunity to discuss any general Safeguarding enquiries.

Please telephone Katherine directly on +44 (0)7827 187 083 at any time during the weekly timeslot, or you can send her an email to arrange an appointment for her to call you: katherine.harris@churchofengland.org.

If you call Katherine and reach her voicemail, she may be assisting someone else, so please leave her a message and she will call you back.

NB. This Clinic does not deal with Safeguarding Concerns.  All Concerns should still be reported via the usual channels.


 

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