ROI Adult Safeguarding

SECTION G: Risk Assessment

A risk assessment of all activities involving adults who are potentially at risk must be carried out on an annual basis by the Select Vestry of every Parish.

Activities that would require a risk assessment include the following (this is no way an exhaustive list but gives an indication of the types of activities involved):

  • Church services
  • Pastoral visiting
  • Lunch clubs
  • Bowling club
  • Mothers’ Union
    Further risk assessments are required for one off events, such as Summer Fair, or external visits,
    such as a cinema trip.
    Risk assessments for all activities must be completed in writing and kept with other Safeguarding documents so they can be available when required.
    All incidents and accidents must be recorded in writing. All leaders of groups must be aware of where the incident/accident record is stored and how they can access it when required.