Safer Recruitment of Volunteers
Volunteers who work with vulnerable groups must be safely recruited according to National Procedures produced by The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS). These procedures apply to all Dioceses in England and Wales.
Safer Recruitment means that all volunteers who work with vulnerable groups must:
- Complete an Application Form which includes the supply of two references.
- Complete a Safeguarding Self Declaration Form in which any past criminal convictions, cautions or involvement in care proceedings must be declared.
- Complete a Disclosure & Barring Service Application which will be sent out by the Safeguarding Office.
- Meet with the Parish Rep to have the back of the DBS Form completed and three original ID documents seen and photocopied.
Safer Recruitment Forms:
You will find all the following forms in the Resources Section just click on the Safeguarding link:
Safeguarding Self Declaration
Confirmation of ID
Volunteer Training Expectation Letter
Roles: FAQs (updated September 2013) - Shortly to be uploaded to Resources
Policy Statement on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Link to Catholic Safeguarding Resource Area (formerly A & B Safeguarding Resource Pack)
Link to CSAS Website
Link to NCSC Website
Following the recent Government announcement regarding the launch of Phase 2 of the Protection of Freedoms Act, the following documents are available for further details:
- Copy of the CSAS Safer Recruitment chapter including guidance on roles eligible for disclosure checks
- Catholic Church Guide for individuals regarding the Online Update Service
Link to www.gov.uk/dbs