Templates & resources

On this page you will find helpful templates and resources to be used alongside the Church of England's safeguarding policy and practice guidance documents which can be found here.

Parish resources

  • Parish Safeguarding Handbook - please note the Parish Safeguarding Handbook is currently down for editing
  • Promoting a Safer Church poster for parishes
  • Parish Safeguarding Resource Pack - please note this will be placed online shortly

Safer Recruitment

The below templates and documents relate to Safer recruitment practice guidance (2016)

Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies

The below templates and documents relate to Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies practice guidance (2017)

Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers

The below templates and documents relate to Responding to, assessing and managing concerns or allegations against church officers practice guidance (2017)

Independent Risk Assessments

Regulations which came into force in March 2017 state that safeguarding risk assessments in respect of members of clergy must be carried out by an independent person with relevant expertise from an approved list. See here for the regulations. Below is a brief guidance document aimed at Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (DSAs) to support them in identifying the appropriate independent risk assessor from the Approved List, which can also be found below.

Independent Risk Assessment - Approved List Guidance

Risk Assessors Approved Supplier List

Templates

Responding well to domestic abuse 

The below templates and documents relate to Responding well to domestic abuse practice guidance (2017)

Theological texts

Both of these documents are available to purchase through Church House Publishing