What Is A Safeguarding Agreement

15 avril 2021 - 3 minutes read

If the respondent refuses to sign the agreement, the DSA will advise the existing and local security officer and contact him to find a solution. For more information, see Section 7 of the House of Bishops` practical guideline: « React, assess and manage security issues or charges against Church officers. » The protection agreement must be supervised and verified at least once a year by the councillor for the security of the diocese. Any violations must be immediately shared with the DSA, which contacts the police and local authorities if necessary. If the DSA is notified by another source of a person in the aforementioned categories, worshipped or revered in a church within the diocese, it will inform the local protection officer/holder at first instance. By continuing to use the site, you accept the use of cookies. ContinueFind more This means that there are probably those with criminal convictions for sexual offences and other forms of abuse in the Church. In addition, there may be those who do not have convictions or precautions, but if there is good reason to believe that they could still pose a risk to others. Where individuals may pose a risk to others, their position in a community must be carefully and sensitively assessed to determine whether or not they pose a present risk to others, and to take steps to ensure that these risks are mitigated. In these circumstances, it is not only a matter of monitoring individuals, but also of providing support to lead a full life.

This is why the Church plays an important role in preventing future abuses. The Church opens its doors to all on the basis of the Gospel message. It will therefore endeavour to provide care and support to any member of the church community who may present a known risk. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. Always speak to the Diocesan Protective Adviser (DSA) as soon as possible, but within 24 hours, if you learn that one of the following people is worshipped in your church: Some examples of the risk that individuals may pose to children, adolescents and adults are: The DSA will define the appropriate measures to best protect chaplaincy and its community, depending on the circumstances and circumstances.