Safe Recruitment

All employees and volunteers who have involvement with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults within the work they undertake are required to comply with the Diocesan Safe Recruitment procedures. Each individual must complete a Volunteer Application Form to register for the role they wish to undertake, provide two independent referees and sign a confidential declaration form. In conjunction with this they are required to undergo a DBS process*. Failure to comply with the above requirement will mean an individual will not be able to undertake their ministry. (Having a criminal record will not necessarily mean a person cannot undertake their role. Each application will be appropriately assessed in accordance with appropriate procedures. Any detail contained in a volunteer’s DBS will not be divulged within the parish).

*Please refer to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act documentation contained within the application pack for further relevant information.

A DBS Disclosure Form can be obtained from the Diocese by telephoning the Safeguarding Office on 0151 652 9855. Please note that if you already possess a DBS check from another organisation, you are still required to complete a form from the Diocese, as we are a different Registered Body.

You can download a Volunteer Application Form here:

Declaration of Safeguarding Procedures

ID Verification Form

Safeguarding Self Declaration

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Reference Form