Department for Safeguarding

Promoting a Culture of Safeguarding

Promoting a Culture of Safeguarding

Everyone in the Church has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of those who worship in our Church or who join us for any activity facilitated by Church members.

When Church activities are organised well, with regard for the safety and wellbeing of all, we reduce the risk of avoidable harm to all participants and create spaces of true welcome in which relationships which are respectful and enriching can develop.

Below are links to useful documents that will ensure the church environments and events are conducted in accordance with all policies and procedures, please refer to them before planning and undertaking activities and feel free to contact us for advice or assistance.

Department for Safeguarding

Resources

Additionally, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has free access to accredited online safeguarding training. We offer two levels of training courses via e-learning for our volunteer workforce. Our training courses can be accessed by clicking on this link Home (catholicsafeguarding.org.uk) and registering for an online account.

Volunteers who do not require a DBS for their role should complete level one certification. Volunteers who require a DBS for their role should complete level three.