United Reformed Church

̨ʹٷվ Safeguarding


Safeguarding people is a core part of the ̨ʹٷվ’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.

This page contains details of the ̨ʹٷվ’s Safeguarding in action. On it you will find all the information you need to understand how seriosuly we take safeguarding and how you can implement safe working practices in your church.

There are also useful downloads, contacts and details of training events.

Safeguarding Good Practice 6

The ̨ʹٷվ’s Good Practice 6 book contains information to assist you in your day to day safeguarding responsibilities.

Policy Statement

General Assembly adopts the safeguarding policy statement outlined in this report and commends it to church meetings, elders’ meetings and synods for consideration and implementation.

Safeguarding Strategic Plan

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

faq-icon1Safeguarding newsletter

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

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 Symposium

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

faq-icon1Training Dates for the Whole Denomination

Here you can find dates for all the training being run by the National Safeguarding Team. This is open to all Synods. You can book onto them by emailing [email protected]

faq-icon1Church Safeguarding Coordinator  (CSC7)

This declaration form should be used to indicate that a Safeguarding Coordinator is no longer acting in that capacity and/or to initiate the process to recognise a new Safeguarding Coordinator

Become a Safeguarding Coordinator

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

faq-icon1Activities in private dwellings

Safeguarding guidance for churches undertaking organised church activities in private dwellings

Safeguarding contacts

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

faq-icon1Safeguarding organisations

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

faq-icon1̨ʹٷվ responds fully to IICSA report

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

faq-icon1Whistleblowing Policy


The ̨ʹٷվ Whistleblowing Policy aims to give all areas of the Church a basis for supporting whistleblowers and guidance on managing complaints that are raised through this route.

faq-icon1Covid-19 and Safeguarding

A short guide to safeguarding during the pandemic




Buy additional copies of the new Safeguarding Good Practice 6 book.

faq-icon1Feel Safe Poster



Download this safeguarding poster for your church, and let people know that there is someone they can turn to.



Access the Foundation training as ELearning .




Access our latest training webinars . The Elders as Trustees is currently available.


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