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The Congregational Federation encourages all their churches to have a Safeguarding Policy. Those Churches that have a policy and are committed to safe practice are issued with a Safeguarding Certificate to be displayed in their Church. This is also acknowledged on the Website and in the Year Book.

What is a 'Safe Church'?

  • The Church has been visited by an Federation Safeguarding Checker
  • The Checker has looked at the building and is satisfied with fire procedure, electrical testing etc.
  • The Church has carried out appropriate checks on its leadership by taking up references, holding interviews and Disclosure and Barring Checks (DBS in England and Wales) or The Protecting Vulnerable Groups membership scheme (PVG in Scotland) carried out where required.
  • All group activites are properly supervised and leaders have been safely recruited.
  • The Church has a Safeguarding Policy which is regularly updated.

Contact Safeguarding to arrange for a safeguarding visit to your church, or if you need more information regarding policies, forms and procedures alternatively you may want to talk about an issue in your church.

Safeguarding Contact

If you need to discuss any Safeguarding queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact: Mrs Lisa Vickers, Safeguarding Officer:

Telephone: 0115 911 1460


Or complete the "How can we help you?" form.  

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