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NI – Child Safeguarding

Access NI check 

Regulated Activity
Information of what defines regulated activity when working with Children and if a person needs to have an Access NI check prior to appointment can be found on www.volunteernow.co.uk/fs/doc/publications/regulated-activity-questions-children.pdf

Risk Assessment
For guidance on carrying out risk assessment and for a sample proforma for recording the assessment, information can be found at www.hse.gov.uk/risk/controlling–risks.htm
*Please note this is an external government site and the Church of Ireland has no responsibility for its content.

Safeguarding (Child) Policy broken down by sections
Part 1 – Introduction and Context 

Part 2 – Areas of Responsibility 

Part 3 – Recruitment, Selection and Management of Parish Staff and Volunteers 

Part 4 – Code of Behaviour 

Part 5 – Working Safely with Children 

Part 6 – Sharing Information and Record Keeping 

Part 7 – Responding to Issues 

Part 8 – Appendices

(click here for Black & White versions)


Supporting documents
General Data Protection Regulation and Safeguarding (NI)
Definitions and features of abuse
Diocesan Safeguarding Trust Training Strategy Template

Parish forms
Panel notice for parish premises  
Accident report form  
Incident report form  
Internal report form 
Complaints form
Agreement between Offender and Parish
A common protocol for churches relating to independent organisations working with children
Sample form of approval for independent organisations wishing to use church premises NI 
Safeguarding Trust audit form 

Volunteer and staff recruitment forms
Volunteer application form
Volunteer & staff reference form
Sample Interview Questions
Declaration of acceptance of Safeguarding Trust
Declaration by person from abroad applying to work or volunteer in a parish in the Church of Ireland
Annual Review Form

Consent forms
Sample Membership registration form
Sample Activity Consent Form
Sample consent form for photographs or recorded images
Sample consent form for social and digital media
Guidelines for a code of behaviour for members

Checklists
Checklist for panels – care of records
Checklist for Panels and Staff and Volunteers – safety of activities
Checklist for Select Vestries

Ancillary policy templates
Anti–bullying policy template 
Communications policy template  
Complaints and Disciplinary procedures template 
Grievance procedure template 
Working in partnership with parents/guardians policy template


 

Black & White versions – suitable for photocopying

Safeguarding (Child) Policy Document
Complete policy document (B&W)

Safeguarding (Child) Policy broken down by sections
Part 1 – Introduction and Context
Part 2 – Areas of Responsibility
Part 3 – Recruitment, Selection and Management of Parish Staff and Volunteers
Part 4 – Code of Behaviour
Part 5 – Working Safely with Children
Part 6 – Sharing Information and Record Keeping
Part 7 – Responding to Issues
Part 8 – Appendices

Supporting documents
Central Safeguarding Trust Training Strategy (B&W)
General Data Protection Regulation and Safeguarding (B&W)


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Margaret or Claire at 028 9082 8860 or by email:
Margaret – cponi@ireland.anglican.org
Claire – claire.geoghegan@rcbdub.org