About Us

The Interdenominational Protection Panel was established in 2001 when the child protection policy 'For the Sake of Our Children' was introduced. The Panel is a limited company since 2009 and directors are from the Union of Welsh Independents, Baptist Union of Wales and Presbyterian Church of Wales - "the three denominations".

The Panel supports and advises the three denominations in relation to safeguarding practice in their work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is done through the production and updating of the safeguarding policy as well as by providing training, advice and support to local bodies.

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 organisations and agencies who are not members of the three denominations.

The Panel employs a part time Training and Safeguarding Officer (21 hours)  and  Administration Officer (28 hours)

The Panel staff and officers facilitate Panel meetings to discuss matters relating to Safeguarding policy and practice and make decisions regarding blemished disclosures. The Panel is made up of representatives of the three denominations who are nominated based on their expertise, interest or proffessional background. We adhere to a strict confidentiality code.

Panel Staff

Administrative Officer - Sian Jones

Safeguarding and Training Officer - Julie Edwards

Officers of the Interdenominational Protection Panel

(Company Limited by Guarantee /6885389)

Company Secretary - Rev. Meirion Morris

Directors: 

Chair of the Panel:  Aldyth Williams

Rev. Judith Morris

Rev. Dyfrig Rees

 

Members of the Interdenominational Protection Panel

Hywel Davies

Dr Owain Edwards / Sian Edwards

Alison Jones

Rev. Nan Powell Davies

Angharad Roberts

Cliff Williams

Nia W. Williams

 Rev Simeon Baker

Rev Irfon Roberts

Rev Jill Hailey Harries

Dr Fiona Gannon

Alun Puw

Ann Bowen Morgan