Safeguarding forms part of our training programme for all budding and registered Storytellers who attend Core Training sessions. If your team hasn’t been trained within the last three years, maybe you should go to our training page to book on to a session near you. Training is fun, interactive and free!
It is essential that volunteers are safely recruited by their own churches. Storytellers are eligible to have a DBS (without a check of the barred list) which can form part of their safe recruitment process. This will need to be confirmed with the school if requested. Storytellers must agree to sign up to the OtB Code of Practice.
We updated our Safeguarding Policy in January 2023 and have also produced a Safeguarding Code of Conduct together with a frequently asked questions sheet. If having read these you need further guidance or help with Safeguarding queries, please contact us.
All Storytellers receive a free Safeguarding Guide after training. It is an easy go-to resource with sections to note your own DBS info, your Church/Denominational Safeguarding Officer’s name and an easy flowchart of who to talk to and when. This will help you know what to do without fear of taking the wrong action.
Safeguarding Guide – England & Wales (May 2023)
Safeguarding Policy – England & Wales (version 31 January 2023)
Safeguarding Code of Practice – England & Wales (version 7 June 2019)
Safeguarding Code of Conduct – England & Wales – (version 7 June 2019)
Safeguarding FAQs – England & Wales (version 6 uploaded August 2018)