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Safeguarding Support

Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith.

“The Diocese of Norwich is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely. I take that commitment very seriously and believe that making our churches safe for all is everyone’s responsibility. To enable that, our diocesan safeguarding team provides professional advice and training, as well as supporting those who may have suffered abuse. I commend to you the important policies and procedures detailed here. It is my prayer that they will help to ensure that all can flourish.”

The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. You can view the national Church of England safeguarding site here.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. 

Consent & declaration forms

Sample consent and permission forms, confidential declaration forms, reference forms and more. Confidential Declaration Form CDF Privacy notice 2023 (parish) Diocese of Norwich – Pro forma reference form Diocese of

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DBS checks & recruitment

Policy and guidance for safer recruitment practices for people working or volunteering with children and adults. The Safer Recruitment Practice & People Management Guidance 2021 sets out the Church of England’s policy

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Parish Safeguarding Dashboards

An online tool to make it easier for churches to manage their safeguarding requirements. The tool has been designed to display a clear and simple dashboard allowing the Parish Safeguarding Officer,

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Parish Safeguarding Officers

Each PCC must appoint a Parish Safeguarding Officer (previously called the ‘Named Person’) who takes responsibility for implementing Safeguarding policy, practice and guidance. PSO Networking & Briefing Session New in

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