Downloads from the Church of England website

Go to for:

Responding Well

  • Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations that relate to Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults practice guidance (2018)
  • Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)
  • Responding well to domestic abuse practice guidance (2017)
  • Responding well to those who have been sexually abused practice guidance (2011)

Safer Recruitment

  • Safer recruitment practice guidance (2016)
  • Safer Recruitment – Permission to Officiate

Go to for:

Parish Resources

  • Promoting a Safer Church A3 poster for parishes (with logo space
  • Promoting a Safer Church A3 poster for parishes (without logo space
  • Fact Sheet - Sexting (youth produced sexual imagery)
  • Model Consent Form - Transport
  • Model Activity Risk Assessment Template
  • Model Parish Recording Template
  • Model Parish Safeguarding Checklist
  • Model Parish Safeguarding Policy
  • Safeguarding in your parish - who's who?
  • Model parish safeguarding officer role description

Additional information

See also

SCIE Safeguarding Audit 2016

In June 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.