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.

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.

Using the dashboard

The dashboard uses a simple traffic light system so that users can see the current status of safeguarding at a glance.  Green lights bring reassurance that all is well, amber means that action is needed, and red means it’s urgent.

The dashboards can be used on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.  They are currently used by 3,700 churches in 26 participating dioceses throughout the Church of England.

Each dashboard light also has an information page that explains clearly exactly what needs to be done and contains helpful advice and links to useful resources.

If you have any questions please contact Sara Black. There is a video on this page that explains how it works.

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).

File download

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.