Welcome to the Interdenominational Protection Panel Website

The  Interdenominational Protection Panel was established in 2001. The Panel is a not for profit company limited by guarantee  since 2009 and directors are from the Union of Welsh Independents, Baptist Union of Wales and Presbyterian Church of Wales - "the three denominations".

The role of the Panel is to support and advise the three denominations in relation to safeguarding practice in their work with children and young people and vulnerable adults.

As a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) the Panel is responsible for processing DBS checks for employees and volunteers within the three denominations. In 2008 it expanded to become an 'umbrella body' enabling it to provide disclosure checks for organisationsand agencies who are not members of the three denominations.

see the Panel notice about corona virus here

Useful advice HERE for those working with older people during the covid 19 pandemic including how to respond to concerns. 

Virtual work with young people information sheet and risk assessment   If you are working virtually with young people during this difficult season, this leaflet gives some useful advice and includes an example risk assessment.

Keeping children safe online  https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/may/online-safety-during-coronavirus


Read the DBS safeguarding FAQ and factsheet for community volunteers during the covid 19 pandemic https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-factsheet-community-volunteers-during-covid-19-outbreak/safeguarding-and-dbs-factsheet-faqs