Who I am and my experience

It has now been nearly 2 years since I took up post as your Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. In that time I have been very busy travelling around the Diocese meeting people and gaining an insight into the complexities of church work and our current safeguarding arrangements. I have also now had the opportunity to deliver safeguarding training to a wide variety of audiences drawn from across the Diocese in many Parishes.

Welcome to the Diocesan Safeguarding Webpages – where we hope you will find lots of useful information. Please take some time to have a good look and please let us know what you think. We will aim to constantly update and improve the information available.

There are many sections for you to choose from:

Safeguarding Strategy and Action Plan – This gives an overview of how we aim to approach Safeguarding in the Diocese.

Independent Safeguarding Audit - This tells you all about our audit.

Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance – This gives an overview of all current National Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.

Learning and Development - This details the many varied Safeguarding Training Courses available together with an indication as to who in what role should attend.

Latest Training opportunities – This sets out dates and venues when training is available and how you can book on.

Safer Recruitment – This sets out everything you need to know about how to recruit a paid or volunteer church worker and includes guidance about Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Information for Parishes and Benefices – This is a brief list for Parishes to look at as to what they need to have in place regarding safeguarding.

Advice and Guidance – This is about how and when to contact me.