Parish Advice, Polices & Safeguarding Checklist

We want to make it easier for parishes to fulfill their safeguarding responsibilities correctly. We have designed this section to have all the information you need. 

Creating a safeguarding culture

Churches need to recognise that the few people who are determined to harm children or adults, deliberately seek out groups or organisations where they can meet children or other vulnerable people.

The church is particularly vulnerable to these people. So you need to create and maintain a safeguarding culture that will discourage them from becoming involved for the wrong reasons. You need to make it difficult for them to harm or abuse children or adults if they do get involved.

If you follow the Safeguarding Checklist which churches are required to complete every 3 years then you will be doing the right things to create a strong safeguarding culture in your church.  To download a copy of the Safeguarding Checklist click on the following link: download and print our checklist so you and your PCC can stay on track.

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

  1. The procedures and guidance of The Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook 
  2. The House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy statement ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ 
  3. Safer Environment and Activities
  4. Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance
  5. Responding Well to Victims and Survivors of Abuse
  6. Responding Well to Domestic Abuse Pratice Guidance

Further information and advice can be found on the following topics:

  • Safer Recruitment and People Management- click here
  • Safeguarding Training - click here
  • DBS Checks - click here
  • Support for Survivors and victims - click here
  • Serious Incident Reporting - click here
  • Support for Parish Safeguarding Officers - click here

For general safeguarding enquiries please contact the Safeguarding Team

For any further information or queries please contact Debbie Doran, Safeguarding Support hours of work, Tuesday or Wednesday from 8.30-5.30pm, tel 0151 705 2124 or email: or contact the Safeguarding Team by email:



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