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.