The Safeguarding Dashboard

The dashboard is a tool for all parishes. It has two primary aims:

  • To make safeguarding simpler for parishes – and the feedback from incumbents and safeguarding officers who use the dashboards has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • To measure and report parish compliance – with parish data being automatically collected.

There is a helpful video made by PSOs introducing the use of the Parish Safeguarding Dashboards. PCCs will find this the most useful tool to support the shared responsibility for safeguarding in parishes.

If you do not already have access, please email Sara Black to request a link your parish safeguarding dashboard.

The aim is to provide you with everything you need in one place.

Once you are working towards Level 3 of the dashboards, you will not be required to complete the annual Safeguarding Audit but will just be asked to complete the Safeguarding Action Plan and Confidential Data Sheet each year (download below).

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Safeguarding Hubs

The Safeguarding Hubs are a suite of tools to help a parish with safeguarding. Parishes in the Diocese of London are among the first in the country to be offered a Safeguarding Hub. Although are not a requirement, they are a very helpful set of tools.

The first three tools:

  • Keep track of DBS checks and safeguarding training
  • Create role descriptions and person specifications
  • Track the safer recruitment of new volunteers

If you are a parish safeguarding dashboards owner at level 2 or 3, your Safeguarding Hub is available to you.
There are two ways to become a Hub Owner:

  • You should find an invitation displayed on the homepage of your Safeguarding Dashboard
  • If another owner from your parish has already accepted an invitation, you will need to ask them to send you an invitation to be a Hub Owner too

Download the brochure here

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sara Black if you have any questions.