National Church Safeguarding Policy, Practice Guidance and Resources

Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance

‘Due Regard’ Guidance (2020)

Policy Statements

Practice Guidance

Joint Practice Guidance with The Methodist Church

Records Management Guides

Church of England Records Management Guides

Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy

Church of England Professional Conduct of Clergy Guidelines

Dignity at Work

Dignity at Work National Guidance

Templates & Resources

Church of England Templates and Resources


  • Parish Safeguarding Handbook
  • Parish Safeguarding Checklist
  • Risk Assessment Information and Tools
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies

Liturgical Resources & Theological Texts

Liturgical Resources – Safeguarding – A range of liturgical resources designed to suit a variety of pastoral circumstances.  Includes safeguarding prayers and a template for the commissioning of a Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Forgiveness & Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse (2017) – House of Bishops commended document from Faith and Order Commission.

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse and the Church: A theological resource for the local church (2016) – House of Bishops commended document from Faith and Order Commission.