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Safeguarding Guidance for Faith Organisations in the United Kingdom
Welcome to the SAFEcic registered faith organisation micro site designed for trustees, elders, managers and those who lead on safeguarding in their faith groups. These pages have been provided to assist personnel employing, managing, being employed or volunteering within any faith setting. The pages focus exclusively on helping you meet your safeguarding obligations, best practice safeguarding arrangements and training required by:
It also highlights the criminal records checks required in:
A useful start point is the flow charts below. There are separate flowcharts for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, giving an overview of everything you need to do to meet best safeguarding standards, including criminal records checks, training and policies. Simply click on the appropriate image to enlarge it or right click to download and save the PDF.
Flowchart for England & Wales
Flowchart for Scotland
Flowchart for Northern Ireland
If you are also a registered charity please click here to access SAFE's microsite for registered charities.
Please note, if your faith group is associated with others nationally you may have umbrella policies and procedures in place already.
All front line staff should be familiar with the recognition and prevention of FGM.
All front line staff need to be aware of the Prevent Duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.
SAFE is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company focused exclusively on safeguarding. Every penny profit we make is ploughed back into the charitable and community sector so voluntary organisations and charities can benefit from SAFE’s expert services for subsidised prices. We provide a one-stop solution for everything from DBS checks, policy creation and guidance, safeguarding management briefings and incident support, to training (both face to face and online). We have already trained thousands of staff and volunteers providing thousands of hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development). All SAFE courses meet the training requirements of the latest legislation, government guidance, local Adult & Child Safeguarding Boards(Adult Protection Committees and Local Area Child Protection Committees in Scotland), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Ofsted.
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