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A Gathering for Designated Persons for Safeguarding (DPS)
28 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In line with your church’s safeguarding policy, every church will have either one or two DPS who are responsible to keep records of concerns and where necessary refer these concerns on to appropriate agencies.
Our aim for the evening is to update and give support to those in your church who have taken on this very important role in ensuring churches are safe places for children, young people and adults at risk.
Please book your place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION ON DESIGNATED PERSON FOR SAFEGUARDING (DPS)
What is the Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)?
The DPS is appointed by the church to be a key contact point for safeguarding
- The DPS receives all reports regarding concerns about children and adults at risk
- The DPS listens, observes and acts on those concerns appropriately, having taken advice from the relevant people
- The DPS acts as a link between the church and other agencies and bodies on safeguarding matters
What does the DPS do?
The DPS has a number of roles:
- Reporting and monitoring of safeguarding concerns raised by others in the church
- Helping with the preparation and supervision of Contracts of Agreement
- Keeping a record of safeguarding concerns as they arise and the actions taken
- Liaising with statutory services and other safeguarding contacts, such as the Regional Association team on behalf of the church when concerns arise.