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Last updated 11th March 2024

Parish Safeguarding Guidance

New national standards are published

The new national safeguarding standards have now been published and are available here on the Church of England's national website. 

Parish Safeguarding Officers, PSOs, should take time to familiarise themselves with the new standards.  

Following feedback from Dioceses, some helpful parish resources have also been added for downloading and printing locally (see the bottom of the web page). 

These resources include a poster for noticeboards and a leaflet; as well as a booklet for PSOs. 


The Parish Safeguarding Checklist is a short summary of the what a parish needs to do to meet its safeguarding requirements. 

Model documents and further resources can be found following this link Church of England Safeguarding Resources


Template for recruitment of ex offender

 Safer recruitment document templates can be found in the safer recruitment/dbs section of the safeguarding page