Step 3: Meeting of the Safeguarding Panel
The Safeguarding Panel will meet separately and decide if they are confident and content to manage the subject and proposed Covenant of Responsibilities.
Ongoing support from the Safeguarding Service will be provided for as long as the Covenant of Responsibilities is in place.
The police and criminal justice professionals will also be invited to continue to be involved in any review of the arrangements.
The Safeguarding Panel can decide that their congregation is not the best placed to manage the subject or their needs. The Safeguarding Officer will then make enquiries to identify a suitable congregation elsewhere for that subject.