Guidance -Other

PDFGlossary Reference Guide

PDF Safeguarding Joint Practice Guidance - Safeguarding Records 2015
PDF Safeguarding Joint Practice Guidance- leps 2015
PDF Safeguarding Practice Guidance - Safeguarding in Religious Communities 2015

PDF Spiritual Abuse  - explanation and guidance (January2020) 

PDF Roles and responsibilities practice guidance

Word Complaints and whistle blowing policy
PDF PCC Membership Eligibility Criteria 2019
Word  Parish induction for new volunteers and workers 
Word Young Leaders
Word Young Leader Helper consent form
Word Lone working
Word Model Risk Assessment Checklist for Home Visiting

Serious Incident Reporting

The Church has worked with the Charity Commission to agree bespoke guidance for DBFs, PCCs and Religious Communities on how to identify and report a Serious Incident.

Please find below the relevant guidance and forms required. You can also find more information on the Parish Resources website here:

You can also find a dedicated page on our website here


Theological texts

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


Guidance relating to overseas visits

PDFGeneral safeguarding guidance for overseas travel

PDFSafeguarding guidance for church groups travelling overseas



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