This report has been generated to comply with Standard 7 (Quality Assuring Compliance with the Standards) of the NBSCCCI document – Safeguarding Children: Policy and Standards 2016.
The National Board requires that a parish safeguarding audit is carried out, returns are scrutinised by the safeguarding committee, an annual report is prepared for the Bishop – with a review of compliance and recommendations for further action and improvement – and that these are incorporated into the three-year child safeguarding plan. This process applies to Standards 1,5 and 6.
The Annual Report verifies, inter alia, that the Diocese:
- Puts in place arrangements to ensure and evaluate its compliance with the safeguarding standards at local level
- Produces a report on the level of compliance established through this audit exercise
- Notifies the National Board in writing of the completion of this annual audit report.
A report is also prepared for the Bishop, by the DLP, on Standards 2,3 and 4 and recommendations for action and improvements incorporated into the child safeguarding plan.
Notification that these processes have been completed will be sent to the National Board by the Bishop.