Stephen Barber is the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. He can provide advice on policy and consultation on individual cases and local issues. He is also the nominated person for allegations of misconduct affecting children or vulnerable adults. He can assist with advice on supporting survivors of abuse, those involved in domestic abuse and allegations of harassment.
Stephen works part time for the Diocese and is normally available on weekday mornings at 01865 208290. You can send him an email at any time and this is often the best route: email@example.com.
- Safeguarding Handbook - Our new Safeguarding Handbook covers work with children and vulnerable adults
- Safeguarding Starter Pack - Helping you or your parish if you are new to work with children or vulnerable adults, or reviving it after a gap).
- Forms Pack - Model forms, good practice guides, procedures and similar material
- Disclosure and Barring Service – previously Criminal Records Bureau
- National Church Guidance
- Government Documents
- Safeguarding Annual Report 2012
Stephen would like to be informed about any case where a child or vulnerable adult appears to be at risk or where an adult appears to present a risk. He should be consulted if there is an allegation of misconduct In relation to children or vulnerable adults.
Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures
We have advice on finding a Registered Body and obtaining Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures. Stephen does not advise on this process. However, he does advise on eligibility for Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures and related issues. He is also the Diocesan contact for ‘blemished’ or ‘positive’ Disclosures, i.e. those where matters of concern are recorded.
We offer Training in safeguarding in a number of ways, but Stephen no longer provides this service regularly to parishes.
We issue a newsletter on safeguarding issues three times a year.