Managing risks and safeguarding contracts

Being able to worship is an important support for many people especially those who have offended and those who may pose a risk to others. However, current safeguarding agreements make not make effective provisions for safeguarding others during the current ways of working.  You can support by:

  • Risk assessing any new activities including online and virtual forums to mitigate against new risks.
  • Revisit any agreements, contracts or plans with the individual involved to discuss amendments as soon as possible.
  • Where restrictions may be required, remain vigilant when using online group meetings to ensure that individuals who should not be participating are not present.
  • Consider how to continue to offer spiritual support safely.
Thirtyone:eight has publicised a free 15 min webinar covering Crisis planning, reviewing pastoral care arrangements, accountability and record keeping, impact of self-isolation, offering practical support, use of online platforms, looking after your team.