The Church of England has published a set of National Safeguarding Standards, an essential benchmark to understand the quality and the impact of its safeguarding activity at a local and national level. The Standards will enable Church bodies to identify both their strengths and areas for development, which will in turn inform their strategic planning in respect of safeguarding.
Basic safeguarding information
What is Safeguarding? A short summary of what safeguarding is and why it is important.
Safeguarding Referrals and Accessing Advice More information about who to contact and in what circumstances.
Essential Parish Safeguarding Guidance
The following three Church of England policy and guidance documents have been approved by the House of Bishops and must, where relevant, be followed by all Church Bodies and Church Officers.
Parish Template Policies
The Church of England also provide template policies and documents on their safeguarding pages. These include The Parish Handbook and Promoting a Safer Church Posters
Diocese of Bristol policies and procedures
National Church of England Policies
The e-manual contains the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Guidance and Safeguarding Code of Practice. Each specific piece of Guidance / Code comprises a Chapter of the e-manual. It is available on the Church of England website here.