Last updated 10th January 2019
Links to both the national Church of England and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and guidance documents are outlined below:
The national Church of England safeguarding webpage
‘House of Bishops Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Guidance’ click here (This policy is for allegation that do not concern a Church officer.)
The new national Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops Policy Statement (2017) for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.This document is to be supported by more detailed practice guidance, which is due to be released later in 2017.
Published in 2016- an excellent resource for churches who wish to consider how they might discuss and develop their approach to protecting and valuing all the members of their community, including those who have suffered abuse in church settings in the past; and those who have harmed others in the past but now wish to make a new life in Christ. Safeguarding from abuse and responding well to its needs to be grounded in Christian theology and so should be part of the Church's regular ministry of preaching and teaching. Good safeguarding is integral to the mission of the Church.)