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Safeguarding people is a core part of the URC’s mission. We safeguard the integrity of creation, and we all walk the way together to ensure there is a sustained community of care where everyone – particularly the most vulnerable – find a place of love, pastoral care and support

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The URC’s Good Practice 5 book contains information to assist you in your day to day safeguarding responsibilities.

faq-icon1Safer recruitment

Information and guidance on Disclosure and Barring Checks in England and Wales and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) in Scotland

faq-icon1Safeguarding Strategic Plan

Information on the six main objectives in the URC’s five-year strategic plan for safeguarding

faq-icon1Safeguarding Symposium

Watch a video and download presentations from the online launch of the URC’s safeguarding strategic plan

faq-icon1Safeguarding newsletter

Read the latest edition of the URC’s quarterly Safeguarding Newsletter

faq-icon1Safeguarding organisations

A list of safeguarding organisations providing information, help and support.

faq-icon1A quick guide: Covid-19 and Safeguarding

A short guide to safeguarding during the pandemic

faq-icon1Guidance for URC local church activities in private dwellings

Safeguarding guidance for churches undertaking organised church activities in private dwellings

faq-icon1URC responds fully to IICSA report

Read the URC’s detailed response  to the IICSA report into Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings (September 2021)

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Safeguarding contacts

For safeguarding concerns, queries or training information and contact details for Synod Safeguarding Officers

Become a Safeguarding Coordinator

Guidance for those who have been asked to become the safeguarding coordinator, or deputy, in their local church


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