Latest News on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Following our October 2020 Safeguarding Training Event, we have been working on a simplified Safeguarding Introduction and Template for Ecclesias.
The present template designed to cover all, may be unnecessarily complicated especially if there is little contact with children. The new Policy is based on the information offered on the NSPCC web site. It is different in that there is an expectation to build a Policy that is more relevant to the needs of your organisation.
There are three documents:
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
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 two issues in particular:
- Confidentiality and how this affects keeping the AB's informed
- Protecting the accused individual's identity
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