Safeguarding forms part of our training programme for all budding and registered Storytellers who attend Initial Training or Refresher Training sessions. If your team hasn’t been trained within the last three years, maybe you should check out our current events page to book one near you. Our training sessions are 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 June 2019 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.
As a registered Storyteller you can order free Safeguarding Guides as an easy go-to resource for your team. With sections to note your own DBS info, your Church/Denominational Safeguarding Officer’s name and an easy flowchart of who to talk to when, this will help you know what to do without fear of taking the wrong action. Contact the OtB office and order one for each of your team members.
Safeguarding Policy – England & Wales (version 7 June 2019)
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)