Protecting children and vulnerable adults

Safeguarding - an essential part of modern church life

The Chaplaincy considers Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults to be of utmost importance. Please contact the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer (Dave Wybrow) with any Safeguarding concern, no matter how trivial the matter may seem:

…Good Safeguarding is about ensuring that we provide a safe and nurturing environment for everyone. We welcome Dave Wybrow, our Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding is a key way in which we can practically respond to Christ’s call for us to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Safeguarding checks - step by step instructions for 2024


The Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer can advise on the checks required for your role.

Step 1: Confidential Declaration Form (CDF)

Please complete, sign, and return by email to the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer, Dave Wybrow :


Below, you can download the form, which can be filled out and signed online, and saved as a .pdf.

Step 2: Training Courses

Basic Awareness training (also called Level 0) must also be completed by all church volunteers.

Please note that you may take this training course along with other people (i.e. each person on a laptop), as long as everyone receives an individual certificate of completion afterwards.

This online course takes about 45 minutes to complete, with various questions along the way, to which you are asked to respond.

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate which is valid for three years. Please email the Chaplaincy Administrator to let her know the dates, so this can be recorded in Chaplaincy Connect. If you have any questions about this, please contact:

Depending on your role, you may be asked to take additional training related to the following topics related to Safeguarding: Foundations, Domestic Abuse Awareness, Leadership.

All church volunteers must be checked in France through the Casier Judiciaire National. There is no cost and you should receive a copy by post within a couple of weeks.


1: Before you start scan in the page from your passport with your photo and details and save it on your computer.

2: Click on this link, which will take you to the Casier Judicial National website. (PLEASE NOTE If you are ‘renewing’ this after five years please proceed as if it’s the first time.)
On the first page -You will notice flags in the top right-hand corner for
the form to be translated into English – or other languages – if you wish, (especially as the email sent to confirm your application also comes to you in that language.) It also briefly explains what you need to do! As you scroll down the page i.e. The online procedure involves several stages. When ready to start click on the ‘Apply Online’ (Blue box found at the bottom of the page.

3: The form which will be sent to you is called a ‘BULLETIN NUMERO 3’ which is a white page which should have a black, diagonal line across it. This means you have no criminal record. Please forward a copy of this to the Chaplaincy Administrator by email ( as soon as possible after you receive it. Please let us know if you need help with this.

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