The Diocese of Durham has introduced Parish Safeguarding Dashboards to support Parish Safeguarding Officers, Clergy and PCCs in reviewing and monitoring their local safeguarding policies and procedures. The dashboard is rooted in safeguarding actions which are necessary under the Church of England ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Durham Diocesan Safeguarding Policy.
Already used by over 6,000 churches across 33 dioceses throughout the Church of England, the system was designed with Parish Safeguarding Officers and Clergy at the forefront and is endorsed and commended to you by Bishop Paul.
You are Invited to Join the Dashboard
Please accept your email invitation to join, register and start using your dashboard
Wendy Hopkins, Safeguarding Support Officer, will help you use the dashboard and Wendy can be contacted by email or phone 07570 851951 for any queries you may have, including joining the Dashboard if you have not already done so.
Helping you and your PCC with Safeguarding Administration
The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard is a simple to use, online tool, accessed via computer or smart phone, that helps your PCC keep track of safeguarding in your church. It keeps you up-to-date with local and national changes in safeguarding requirements.
Green lights give assurance that you are complying with safeguarding requirements and amber and red lights highlight actions which need to be completed.
To access and update your dashboard visit Your Safeguarding Dashboard.
Safeguarding Assurance and Actions Plans
The dashboard produces an action plan for your parish at the click of a button. The action plan has three levels:
- Level 1 - Safer foundations
- Level 2 - Safer activities
- Level 3 - Safer procedures
Based on the answers to established questions, Safeguarding Dashboards will email you a PDF action plan that is tailored to your parish. This action plan can then be discussed and approved by your PCC.
Support and Resources
Support is provided by Wendy Hopkins, Safeguarding Support Officer, to help you use the dashboard.
Contact Wendy by email or phone 07570 851951 for any queries in relation to the dashboard and to register for information sessions.
Information sessions are scheduled to support you in using the dashboard and details of sessions, usually offered via Zoom, will be circulated.
Resource material from recent information sessions is provided here and here.
The Dashboard website provides information on how to get started, FAQs and tutorials.
Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations
Safeguarding concerns should be dealt with in line with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and guidance as set out on the Diocesan Safeguarding web pages.