- The Church of England website has a broad range of information including Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance. This goes into the detail of all the steps to Safer Recruitment and provides templates and resources in addition to those found on this page.
- Everyone involved in Safer Recruitment must complete the Safer Recruitment and People Management online course. This is available via the Church of England’s Safeguarding Portal.
- Are you a new Parish Safeguarding Officer or just in need to a refresher? Visit the Events & Training Calendar to book your place on a Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction.
The Church of England website has a broad range of information including Safer Recruitment and People Management Guidance.
Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks
The Diocese of Bath and Wells have partnered with Thirtyone:Eight, one of the largest providers of criminal record checks in the country. 31:8 is unique as they are a Christian organisation with a familiarity of the various roles in the Church of England. They offer support and expert guidance via email or over the phone and should be your first point of contact should you have any technical or eligibility queries.
Below you will find a selection of links and documents particularly helpful to Parish Safeguarding Officers, DBS Administrators and anyone who needs to apply for a DBS.
Who to contact
Leonie Jones, Safeguarding Co-ordinator
or for DBS checks email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact 31:8 directly: 0303 003 1111 or email: email@example.com