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Parish Safeguarding Representatives should... This knowledge will be gained by... Within the following timescale...
1) Be familiar with the values and principles that underpin work with children and adults in the Catholic Church.

Reading the parish pack.

Discussion with Safeguarding Coordinator/Officer/Advisor(SC/SA) and other Reps.

12 Weeks
2) Understand the role of the PSR in the context of diocesan and parish safeguarding structures.

Reading a copy of their role description.

Attending an introductory meeting.

12 - 24 Weeks
3) Have a working knowledge of relevant safeguarding polices and procedures for children and adults including how to respond to concerns/ allegations received in the parish.

Reading the parish pack.

Discussion with other Reps and SC/SA.

24 Weeks
4) Receive written information on who’s who and what’s what in the parish which includes local groups and activities. Safeguarding Coordinator providing access to the parish pack and any necessary additional information. 12 Weeks
5) Attend training on child and adult abuse. Attending appropriate training courses. 24 Weeks
6) Have a basic understanding of the signs and symptoms of child and adults abuse. Reading written definitions and information in parish pack. Attendance at basic awareness course. Discussion with SC/SA. 12 Weeks
8) Have a clear understanding of confidentiality and how it is maintained in a parish setting.

Reading the parish pack.

Discussion with other Reps and Safeguarding Coordinators.

4 Weeks
9) Receive clear information about the nature and level of support available from the Safeguarding Coordinator/Adviser/peer group/ Parish Priest.

Referring to Parish Pack.

Discussion with SC/SA etc.

4 Weeks
10) Be given clear information about meetings and training events that they are expected to attend. SC/SA providing access to information about meetings and training sessions. 12 Weeks
11) Understand the processes for recruiting/appointing people in the parish to positions that bring them into contact with children/adults.

Reading the parish pack.

Reading “ Safeguarding Matters” newsletters from CSAS.

Discussion with other Reps and Safeguarding Coordinators. Observing another PSR.

4 Weeks
12) Receive information about how to claim expenses, and how costs will be met e.g. for postage, photocopying Attending an introductory meeting. 4 Weeks
13) Be instructed on how to keep records. Attending an introductory meeting. 4 Weeks