It is important that where clerics/religious are ministering with children in the Diocese, the Bishop must have agreement from the external organisation or Church body that effective safeguarding policies and procedures are in place.
To do this, the Bishop should have written agreements in place for every cleric/religious who is ministering with children in an external organisation or Church body. This agreement should include:
- That the organisation for whom the member is ministering has safeguarding policies and procedures in place;
- That the member ministering in this external organisation understands that while they are working for that organisation, the safeguarding policies and procedures must be adhered to.