- Safeguarding Resources and Downloads
Below are the most recent safeguarding bulletins from the Diocese of York.
- What are the modules and who needs to take them? Includes Specialist modules S1 and S3
- Safeguarding Modules C0 and C1 available online
- How to book a place on a training session
- Volunteer as a Safeguarding trainer
- IDAS: Specialist services for anyone affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Restored: Ending Violence against Women
- Women's Aid and Facebook join forces to help keep women safe online
Below are documents containing FAQs for clergy, churchwardens and readers, and a letter from the Archdeacon of the East Riding, the Venerable Andy Broom regarding the safeguarding responsibilities held by each.
SCIE Safeguarding Audit 2016
2016 an audit on safeguarding arrangements within the diocese was carried out
by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, SCIE, which is a charity and
leading improvement support agency specialising in safeguarding. Their findings
can be downloaded from the link below.
was part of a project commissioned by the Church of England's House of Bishops to review current
safeguarding practice across the C of E and involved examination of
safeguarding leadership arrangements; local policies and practice guidance; the
quality of casework; recruitment and training. Progress was measured in
relation to reaching nationally agreed standards informed by central House of
Bishops’ approved policies.
Archbishop of York said: “These audits
are part of our commitment to making the Church a safer place for all, embedding
a holistic culture of transparency and ensuring all dioceses have the best
possible practice in place. I
would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Social Care Institute for
Excellence representatives who worked with our Diocese to produce this report,
and those who met with them as part of the process.
"I am pleased that the audit report recognises our
ongoing commitment to the best possible safeguarding practices. There has been
a significant investment of time and resources on the part of parishes as well
as in diocesan support over the last few years and it is good to receive
acknowledgement that has progress has been made in embedding good practice.
"Safeguarding is a moral and legal responsibility
and it is vital to us that people of all ages in our parishes and schools are
protected; as well as being made aware of their rights as individuals and of
ways to seek help and support.
"As a diocesan family we will continue to seek ways
in which we can improve our safeguarding practices and the audit contains
several key recommendations for further improvements which we have noted and
will act upon. The Diocesan Synod has already approved the adoption of the
House of Bishops policies as well as an increase in the resources available to
parishes for both training and case work. Led by Professor Sue Proctor, an
Independent Chair, the Strategic Safeguarding Group for the Diocese of York will
oversee the action plan that has been drawn up in the light of the
recommendations made by SCIE.”