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Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This ‘What to do if’ section is to assist you in some of the safeguarding situations you might encounter.


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Safer Church

Safer Church safeguarding resource for all in our diocese who have a Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate, or who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults in our churches. Safeguarding Essentials include:

Safer Church toolkits

Essential guidelines, template forms and agreements to assist churches to work safely with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Diocesan safeguarding strategic reports

Read our annual reports to Synod below, produced by our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

Safeguarding newsletter

Keep up to date with news of the latest government requirements for safeguarding and training opportunities in the diocese.

Independent audits

  • Safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Peterborough underwent an independent audit from 23 to 25 February 2016. The audit report is available to view here, along with a diocesan action plan responding to the auditors' recommendations.

  • On Monday 3rd August 2020, the final part of our Past Case Review 2 process began. Read more about this process.

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP)

The DSAP meets three times a year. The following policies have resulted from these meetings: