The Church of England Safeguarding policies and practice guidance can be found here. It is important that these documents are read and understood by all Church Officers. 

Also on this page are resources developed to help embed safeguarding practice across the diocese of Lincoln. All safeguarding resources for your parishes are accessed here.

To download these resources, please click on the files published below:


NEW (24/04/2020) - Covid_19_DSA_info_pack.pdf


Parish Statement for PCC adoption


Parish Safeguarding Handbook August 2019


Diocese of Lincoln Addendum Handbook 2019


Model Parish Safeguarding Officer Role Description


The Safeguarding Responsibilities of Churchwardens & DBS Administrators


Who's Who


Key Roles and Responsibilities - full document


Briefing regarding compliance from the Safeguarding Team May 2018


Model Safeguarding Provision for Hiring of Church Premises


Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults with Certain Disabilities


How to Record a Safeguarding Concern


DBS Eligibility FAQS


Handling Disclosures of Abuse


Safeguarding Referral Form - Ongoing Case Record


Diocesan Safeguarding Whistle Blowing Policy


National Stalking Helpline Leaflet


Church of England Confidential Declaration Form Dec 2019


 A 'Promoting a safer church' poster is also available. This is normally sent out with the parish audit pack and is not linked here as it is colour rich and would be difficult to print. There is space on it to put the contact details of your parish safeguarding coordinator. If you would like one please contact [email protected].