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This table indicates the areas that should be covered during an induction period for specific roles and gives indicative timescales from date of appointment for completion. It does not include Parish Safeguarding Representatives.
KEY

Diocesan Context

SC- Safeguarding Coordinator

SA - Safeguarding Advisor     

 

Religious Context

RSC - Religious Safeguarding Coordinator

RSR - Religious Safeguarding Representative

  Diocesan Context Religious Context
Standard SC SA RSC RSR
1. Handover meeting between old and new post holder wherever possible. In the absence of a meeting, the new post holder will receive a handover pack detailing key issues. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
Structures and roles        
2. Have an understanding of relevant national and local Church structures for safeguarding children and young people and adults. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
3. Have an understanding of own safeguarding role in the parish/Diocese/Religious community. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks

4. Know where to turn for support and guidance in own job/role.

  • Supervision and support policy;
  • Arrange dates and times for supervision or support sessions;
  • Access to contact details for colleagues in other Diocese/ Congregations and CSAS.
1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
5. Know what meetings to attend e.g. SC/SA national meetings, strategy meetings, MAPPA meetings; case conferences; training and support sessions in parish/ Diocese/Religious community. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
6. Have knowledge of key statutory services - Police, Social Services, Education, Health and relevant legislation, referral processes, investigative processes, strategy meetings etc. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
7. Have a list of the names and location of groups and organisations dealing with children and adults in the parish/ Diocese/ Religious Community and know the names of leaders. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Policy        
8. Be familiar with multi agency child protection and adult safeguarding policies and procedures. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
9. Be familiar with Catholic Church national safeguarding policies and procedures. 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week
10. Have a clear understanding of the need for confidentiality. 1 Weeks 1 Weeks 1 Weeks 1 Weeks
11. Have a clear understanding of safe recruitment processes and the DBS process within these. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
12. Be aware of risk management issues. 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week
13. Introduction to the Annual Report process. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 12 Weeks
Local Processes        
14. Read the Parish Pack. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks N/A N/A
15. Be aware of relevant clerical and administrative systems and documents in the parish/Diocese/Religious community, this will include an introduction to record keeping, filing systems in the parish/ diocese/ Religious community. 2 Weeks 2 Weeks 2 Weeks 4 Weeks
16. Be aware of IT systems in the parish/ Diocese/ Religious community and the national database. 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 4 Weeks
17. Be aware of training policy and procedure for application/ approval for courses. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 12 Weeks
Essential Reading        
18. Lord Nolan’s Review - “A Programme for Action” and The Cumberlege Commission Report - “Safeguarding with Confidence”. 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
19. Department of Health guidance - Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and relevant guidance relating to adults e.g. The Care Act 2014, chapter 14 ‘Care and Support Statutory Guidance’ 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks