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Sis Gill Holden of Halifax, Balmoral Place ecclesia has the role of Lead Counter-signatory for DBS disclosure applications.

If you have any queries about DBS matters please contact Gill at:  dbs.enquiries@chsn.org.uk 

Following CSNs recent Awareness Day in Birmingham, we have produced a new template for ecclesias to use to draft their own safeguarding policies.

This is based on input from two ecclesias with experience in developing their own Safeguarding Policies together with guidance from sister Gill Holden who is a Senior Quality Improvement Officer in Safeguarding for a local Authority.

It can be be used as a Safeguarding  Policy template by ecclesias and youth organisations

Discussion at the Awareness Day centred around three issues:

  1. Confidentiality and how this affects keeping the AB's informed
  2. Protecting the accused individual's identity
  3. Youth weekends. The view was given that if the ecclesia organised overnight accommodation for children/young people under 18, there is a requirement to DBS check the families offering that overnight accommodation. The alternative is that the families of children wishing to attend must arrange the accommodation directly themselves.

For documents available in Word Email us

 A compliance and biblical introduction to Safeguarding

"We would be interested in a training workshop for our Designated Safeguarding Lead" Email:dbs.enquiries@chsn.org.uk

pdf iconTemplate for a Child Safeguarding Policy April 2017

Template for Ecclesial Policy on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Vulnerable Adults supplementary Information

pdf icon "Keeping you safe" - Statement

Leaflet Safeguarding Children is Everyone's responsibility.

screen iconThe Independent Safeguard Authority Q&A's at CSSU

pdf iconSafe Activities Risk Assessment Template

pdf iconSafe Environment Risk Assessment Template

pdf iconYouth Matters for Youth Leaders