Last updated 6th February 2018
'We will carefully select, support and train all those with any responsibility within the Church , in line with Safer Recruitment Principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and barring schemes' Church of England Joint Policy Statement on Safer Recruitment
This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Diocesan safeguarding policies and associated guidance contained within the Diocese of Blackburn Safeguarding Policy and the full national guidelines are available for further information – Practice Guidance: Safer Recruitment July 2016
The Blackburn Diocese Disclosure and Barring service is now provided by CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service). Each church will have to register individually to access the system.
To apply to use the CCPAS E-bulk, the parish should download and print the CCPAS disclosure service information registration form from the CCPAS Disclosure Service Information & Registration Forms document (September 2016). Hard copies of pages 10 and 11 (direct debit mandate) should be completed and sent to Julie Grimshaw at Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE to be authorised. Upon receipt the forms will be forwarded to CCPAS who will register the parish for the 'E-bulk service'.
Before registration any administrative enquires can be dealt with by the Safeguarding Administrator Julie Grimshaw on 01254 503088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After registration CCPAS should be contacted directly on 0303 003 11 11