Latest News on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Bro Colin Bayliss of Pershore ecclesia now has the role of Lead Counter-signatory for DBS disclosure applications - along with the continuing support of sister Gill Holden.
If you have any queries about DBS matters please contact Colin and Gill at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have produced new templates covering Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults for ecclesias and Youth Committees to use to draft their own safeguarding policies.
These are 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.
Charity Commission Guidance Issue 60 date May 2018 increases responsibility not just for children and vulnerable adults but for all persons. An additional Template will be available shortly.
It also addressed "Important Additional Responsibilities" concerning charity relationships with other charities and a requirement for "Due Diligence" when gifting funds. Our document prepared with support from West Birmingham Ecclesia includes a questionnaire.
Discussion at the Awareness Day centred around three issues:
- Confidentiality and how this affects keeping the AB's informed
- Protecting the accused individual's identity
- 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
"We would be interested in a training workshop for our Designated Safeguarding Lead" Email:email@example.com