National Safeguarding Guidance

‘The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to  how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’

From ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

You will find the guidance in the pdf booklet (August 2019, replacing the March 2019 version) available for download at the foot of the page.

ParishSafeGuardingHandBookAugust2019Web, PDF