Seek advice from our Parish Safeguarding Officers:
Jane Wardale and Glynnis Eastwood
or visit:

BPC is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all in our church community, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.    

The PCC has appointed Jane Wardale and Glynnis Eastwood  as the Parish Safeguarding officers.  They are responsible for making sure that policies and procedures are followed to ensure that the young and vulnerable adults are cared for properly.  As part of this they manage the recruitment of volunteers, including obtaining Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.  

Please do contact Jane and Glynnis ( ) if you have any questions about safeguarding, or about volunteer recruitment.

Volunteering to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults
It is important that we know a little bit about those who volunteer to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults at BPC, so when you take on a role working with these groups you are asked to complete an application form and confidential declaration form, and to apply for DBS clearance.  You will find a guide to the process, and copies of the forms, below.

Advice and Guidance
The following guides are an excellent source of information on good practice when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults 

For a summary of what to do if you have concerns about a child or adult who is vulnerable, see the

Training in good safeguarding practice is an essential part of equipping our volunteers with the skills and knowledge to ensure the safety and care of children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with the church.  We offer training at 2 levels, depending on the volunteer role being undertaken, these are: 
  • Level C0: Basic Awareness Training

This is an e-learning module, which provides a good grounding in the issues relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  It is recommended for all individuals within our church community who need or wish to have a basic awareness of safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults

To access the training module go to: You will need to register, by clicking ‘create new account’ in order to access the training module.  Once you have registered, click on ‘online courses’, and then go to CO Safeguarding Basic Awareness.

When you have completed the training course, please let the Parish Safeguarding Team know that you have done so, by emailing   so that we can update our records.

  • Level C1: Foundation Training

This training is compulsory for all volunteers who are working with children, young people or vulnerable adults in our church.  We offer this training in a face to face session at regular intervals.  It must be renewed every 3 years.

Essential Documents:  

The PCC approved the Parish Safeguarding Policy at its meeting on 7 December 2021:

To record a safeguarding issue, use the following form