The Central Council has produced a guide for clergy, PCCs and Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers which explains how ringing ‘works’, through individual towers, territorial and non-territorial bell ringing associations, and the work of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.
The guide focuses particularly on how church bell ringers are trained, safeguarded and organised.
“From Practice to Perfect” was distributed to all Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers in December 2022 by Lisa Clarke, National Safeguarding Learning and Development Manager for the Church of England.
DSA’s, clergy and PCCs may also be interested in the Central Council’s guidance to individual ringers and ringing societies elsewhere in this section of this website, including our detailed approach to safeguarding training which can be found here: https://cccbr.org.uk/safeguarding/resources/safeguarding-in-church-of-england-settings/
The Council’s draft Code for Ringing is a template that can be freely used and adapted by parishes and ringing societies who wish to develop their own code of conduct for bell ringing. It sets out the values of the ringing community and its expectations of all who ring, in their interactions with other ringers and when representing ringing at large.