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GP5 cover RGBGood Practice 5

Policy and good practice guidance in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.
Now available as a download here

 

Some of GP5 appendices are still in development. They will be added to the website in due course.
If you need advice or help for areas related to them, write to safeguarding@urc.org.uk or contact your synod safeguarding officer.

Appendix A – Model safeguarding policy for local churches PDF version | Word version
Appendix A1 – Safeguarding policy statement PDF version | Word version
Appendix A2 – The role of a Safeguarding Co-ordinator PDF version | Word version
Appendix A3 – Code of conduct for working with children or young people PDF version | Word version
Appendix A4 – Code of conduct for working with adults PDF version | Word version
Appendix A5 – Safeguarding incident recording form PDF version | Word version
Appendix A6 – Signs and symptoms of abuse PDF version | Word version
Appendix A7 – Guidance on safeguarding for Local Ecumenical Partnerships
Appendix B – Model church safeguarding poster PDF version | Word version
Appendix B1 – Accessible CY and Adult safeguarding coordinators poster PDF version (to be used in conjunction with Appendix B)
Appendix B2 – Accessible Joint safeguarding coordinator poster PDF version (to be used in conjunction with Appendix B)
Appendix C – Model church online safety policy PDF version | Word version
Appendix D – Model church policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders PDF version | Word version
Appendix E – A guide to working with people with disabilities PDF version | Word version
Appendix F – Model information and consent form PDF version | Word version
Appendix G – Model request to administer medication form PDF version | Word version
Appendix H1 – Annual safeguarding returns form
Appendix H2 – Synod annual safeguarding report PDF version | Word version
Appendix I – A guide to risk assessment PDF version | Word version
Appendix J – Model risk assessment form PDF version | Word version
Appendix K – Guidance on safer recruitment and criminal record checks
Appendix L1 – Sample paid worker application form PDF version | Word version 
Appendix L2 – Sample volunteer application form PDF version | Word version
Appendix M – Sample reference request form PDF version | Word version
Appendix N – Sample self-declaration form PDF version | Word version
Appendix O – Sample Synod Safeguarding Officer job description PDF version | Word version
Appendix P – Sample Synod Safeguarding Officer person specification PDF version | Word version
Appendix Q – A guide for staff facing allegations PDF version | Word version  
Appendix R – A guide to domestic abuse PDF version | Word version  
Appendix S – A guide to supporting adult survivors of abuse PDF version | Word version
Appendix T – A guide to confidentiality and data protection
Appendix U – Useful contacts for all forms of abuse of children and adults PDF version | Word version
Appendix V – Safeguarding and digital communications PDF version | Word version
Appendix W – Information on social media can be found here
Appendix X – Responding to allegations of bullying and harassment PDF version | Word version
Appendix Y – URC whistleblowing policy
Appendix Z – A guide to managing risk and offenders

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