Safeguarding children & vulnerable people
The Provincial Safeguarding team provides comprehensive support, advice and guidance for Bishops, Clergy and lay people in churches and Mission Areas on all matters relating to the Church in Wales policy on safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
A new safeguarding policy was launched by the Church in Wales in November 2020.
New dates for free Safeguarding training have been arranged for the autumn.
These sessions are for all who hold an ecclesiastical office, or who hold licence/PTO/commission from the Diocesan Bishop (whether lay or ordained), for those who run Sunday School or Youth clubs, Organists/Directors of Music, for whom an enhanced DBS is required.The training is presented in two parts and, to complete the course, both parts must be attended
Thursday 28 October 10.00
Friday 29 October 14.00
Tuesday 02 November 14.00
Thursday 04 November 14.00
Tuesday 09 November 10.00
Friday 12 November 10.00
Wednesday 17 November 10.00
Thursday 18 November 14.00
Tuesday 23 November 10.00
Thursday 25 November 14.00
Monday 29 November 10.00
Wednesday 01 December 14.00
To book any of these dates email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is no longer possible to make paper applications for DBS checks.
All information, including the application form and helpline address, can be found on the Church in Wales website here:
- Visit our Safeguarding section on the Provincial website for contacts and more general information.
Let the children come to me, do not try to stop them for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.Matt. 19:14
Implicit in these words of Jesus is recognition of the unique status of children and young people. We will respect children as persons in their own right and give them special protection because of their vulnerability.
- We accept and stress the main principle of the Children Act 1989 that the child’s welfare is paramount in all circumstances.
- We will act responsibly and with integrity towards children and young people by not taking advantage of those in our care.
- We must act towards children and young people responsibly and with integrity in ways which will safeguard their position of trust. No advantage may be taken of those in our care.
- We will not exploit our relationship of trust for the purposes of self gratification and the highest standards of care will be maintained in all circumstances.
- Any allegations of abuse and risk of harm must be treated seriously.