Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults

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:

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:

  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"

Latest Guidance on Safeguarding Responsibilities from Charity Commission

pdf iconTemplate for a Safeguarding children at Risk Policy May 2019

Template for a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy May 2019

Important Additional Responsibilities for Safeguarding and Protecting People

Vulnerable Adults supplementary Information

pdf icon "Keeping you safe" - Statement

Leaflet Safeguarding 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

Designated Safeguarding Lead TRAINING DAY held 29 September 2019

pdf iconYouth Matters for Youth Leaders