Contacts/Weblinks and General Information

Contacts/Websites [February 2014]

A comprehensive list of Safeguarding contacts is here.

BU National Safeguarding Administrator – Mrs Amy Slennett

Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS]

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

DBS is an executive non-departmental public body of the Home Office.

Thirtyone:eight (formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory Service/CCPAS)

Independent Christian Safeguarding Charity providing confidential helpline, support and resources, specialist safeguarding services including training, and much more.


Safe Network

NSPCC and Children England have set up the Safe Network National Safeguarding Unit for the third sector support in England

Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards – one exists in each local authority and provides advice and training opportunities. Follow the link [here] for more information on the Safe Network website.