Last updated 27th September 2022
The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard Tool is a simple to use, online tool, that helps Parish Safeguarding Officers and incumbents (on behalf of the PCC) to keep track of safeguarding governance in your parish via mobile phone, tablet or computer. Over 5,000 parishes across 31 dioceses are already using the tool.
Authorised users answer a series of questions by clicking on the appropriate buttons.
Guidance and links to the relevant national policies and templates are provided for each of the questions.
Action plan notes can be added and tracked.
Completion of tasks are tracked using the simple traffic lights on the dashboard allowing quick identification of gaps that are still to be addressed.
The Parish Safeguarding Dashboard Tool has a dedicated website with more information, FAQs and tutorials: Safeguarding Dashboards
Thanks to some national funding we will be rolling out the tool free-of-charge to parishes in Blackurn Diocese in two cohorts during the autumn of 2022. Parishes in receipt of the Lowest Income Community Fund (LICF) grant will be in the first cohort and invited to participate in September and all other parishes in November.
PSOs and incumbents will receive an e-mail invite to sign up (please watch out for an e-mail in your inbox).
Participation is voluntary - however we think that this tool is a must-have for all PCCs to utiliase as charity trustees to demonstrate good safeguarding governance.
We will be holding an interactive webinar for each cohort to demonstrate the tool with a Q&A session.
The Blackburn Safeguarding Team and some PSOs particpated in a webinar on 22nd September during which there was a system demo and Q&S. You can view the video of the webinar here