Please do take some time over the next couple of months to discuss, complete and return the 2019 Parish Safeguarding Checklist. This is something we are required to do annually within the Church’s national approaches to safeguarding generally and feedback helps us work out where we can best support our parishes and worshipping communities. The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Becca and Brett, are happy to help you so if you have any problems please do get in contact with them via .
The plan is that you use the attached PDF document to help you talk things through and make notes, report to PCC etc, and then you can use that information to complete the online checklist.
This is the second year collecting responses using an online tool. We plan to do this for three years, so it will help us build a like for like picture each year to aide all our plans and communications and to share with the nationally collected data. If you think we have missed anything though, please do let us know! This email has been sent to Parish Safeguarding Officers and incumbents in each parish to ensure it is received and then discussed at a PCC level prior to the online completion and submission.
Please use the link HERE for the final online completion and submission of the checklist. The final date for submission is 30th September 2019. Responses can be edited if you need to go back and make any changes and when responses are submitted an email acknowledgment with a summary of answers will be sent.
We will be in touch with you later this summer with further information regarding changes to national safeguarding training requirements to ensure you are kept up to date on who will require training from 2020. We are expecting further information from the national Safeguarding Team soon!
Thank you for all you are doing across the Diocese to make our churches and worshipping communities as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults.
The Diocesan Safeguarding TeamDiocese of Gloucester Parish Safeguarding Checklist 2019