Compliance is acting according to an order, set of rules or requests, and role compliance is adhering to requirements, standards or regulations.
The visitation module is developed in association with the Archdeacon's Office of a particular diocese to assist any church in preparing for an Archdeacon's Visitation. "Visitations will entail the issue by the Archdeacon’s Office of a Questionnaire to be completed and returned to the Office before the Visitation is due to take place."
The Digital Church Platform® Visitation Module is a digital version of the questionnaire and responses that provides the Archdeacon's office with a digital tool to provide a simple and easy to use solution to prepare, assess and archive annual visitations.
The purpose of the Archdeacon's Visitation is to check that the parish is complying with the requirements of various measures; in particular, the Inspection of Churches Measures 1955, the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978 and the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.
The Digital Church Platform® Visitation Module provides an easy to use tool to ensure all stakeholders operate in an effective and efficient method.
With the Digital Church Platform® Visitation module, every church and the relevant Archdeacon's Office can easily see the status of the preparedness for the Archdeacon Visitation.
The Visitation Questionnaire - Church View
The designated administrator can choose a colour coded status of "Yes", "No" or "N/A" for any question see any compliance and non-compliance.
Digital documents can be uploaded and for physical documents their physical location can be identified.
A PDF report can be easily created.
The Visitation Questionnaire - Archdeacon's Office View
The designated administrator can see individual church questionnaire responses.
The Visitation Management Dashboard- Archdeacon's Office
All churches in the Archdeacon's area of responsibility are pre-populated.
Each church is identified as either Yes/ No to a planned Visitation.
The individual church responses to the questionnaire are automatically populated when authorised by the church.
The Visitation Status is then identified as Compliant/Non-Compiant.
The Visitation Management Archive - Archdeacon's Office
When the annual visitation to all churches is completed, an overall PDF report is automatically created and a copy of each individual churches report is archived for future reference.