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Social networking and young people

Social Media and Ministry I both love social media and fear it. I can’t attack it too much or I’d be a hypocrite. I have over 10,000 “tweets” so far, and nearing 1,000 friends on Facebook, but why do I still feel so lonely? Social networking is a part of my daily, err, moment-by-moment life. [...]

Safe Practice Online for Children’s and Youth Work

Click to find out more about good practice when using the internet in your work with children and young people


Applying for CRB Disclosure Diocese guidelines 2010 CRB guidelines for All Age activities

Protecting All God’s children and Safer recruitment

Safer recruitment full guidance document Nov09 Safer recruitment summary guidance – Nov09 Two new policies: Protecting All God’s Children (4th ed) and  Safer Recruitment Nov 2010 Set out below are the weblinks for the suite of safeguarding policies now available.. Protecting All God’s Children (4th edition). Safer Recruitment: guidelines for all who work on [...]

Photo and Permissions Guidelines

These are guidelines for use within Diocesan Publications but may all be helpful for churches putting together their own policies on using photos of children.

Transport Good practice

Click to find out more information: Transport Guidelines Passenger Transport for voluntary groups using-mini-buses minibus-permit-application1 mini-bus-permit-application-2-bus-permit

Risk Assessments

A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.
Here is some advice from AMAZE.

Early Years Staff to Child Ratios

If you run a pre-school staff ratios will apply. If you run any other form of Under 5s work, the advice is not statutory but could be really helpful.


Does your holiday club need to be registered with OFSTED or are you exempt? Click and find out more.

Facebook Safeguarding – CEOP

Click to find out more the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and Facebook’s launch of a ‘panic button’ for young people who use Facebook.