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Safeguarding Considerations During Coronavirus

Inevitably at this time churches are being encouraged to think about those who may be in greater need, isolated or unable to get out and about. Whilst working within government and health guidance about levels of contact and self-isolation we also want to remember standard safeguarding practice including:

being clear about the role any visitor is performing
making sure that anyone who is visiting has oversight from the church
making sure that someone else is told about the visit, its purpose and reporting back any points of particular concern
anyone who wishes to start visiting at this time undergoes standard safe recruitment processes
You can download detailed Coronavirus visiting advice here

Attached are a number of useful documents, including the Creating Safer Space (CSS) Foundation Module handbook, and the Past Case Review (PCR) 'Courage, Cost, & Hope' report along with a CSS Foundation Course document outlining who should attend training.

Useful contacts:

Hilary Murden
District Safeguarding Group Chair
(Temporary contact for District Safeguarding)
Tel: 07914684516 or 01943 876930

Tim Crome
Superintendent Responsible for Safeguarding
Tel: 0114 4389012 Email:

Debbie Wheeler
Circuit Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0114 2726561 Email:

Connexional Safeguarding Team
Tel: 020 74675189 Email:

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