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].