Safeguarding Training

The Church of England requires everyone who has contact with, or responsibility for activities with children, young people and vulnerable adults to attend safeguarding training every three years. You can read The Church of England's safeguarding learning and development framework here

Safeguarding training is free - to attend a session click on one of the links underneath your role below.

COVID-19

All of our face-to-face training has been suspended until 2021 when we will review in line with government guidance in force at that time.  The Basic Awareness and Foundation Safeguarding Modules are available online here.  The Safeguarding Leadership Pathway is being delivered via Zoom.

 

Latest Safeguarding Training Update

+ Safeguarding update March 2020

 

Older Safeguarding Training Updates

+ Safeguarding training update October 2019

 

 

Clergy, Readers, Licensed Ministers, Commissioned Pastoral Visitors

If you're attending Church safeguarding training for the first time complete the online awareness and foundation modules here and you will then be sent an invitation by email to book onto a Leadership session 

Safeguarding Leadership Pathway If you are due to renew your safeguarding training, the safeguarding team will send you an invitation to book on a Zoom course by email.  The leadership pathway is renewed every three years. 

Download your Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Participant Handbook here

Download our Zoom FAQs for safeguarding training here

Download a copy of the Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Presentation here

Responding Well to Domestic Abuse - we are currently making arrangements to move this session onto Zoom

Book to attend a Safe Practice in Pastoral Ministry session (optional) here

Area Deans, Incumbents, Priests-in-Charge and Team Vicars must complete Safer Recruitment Training here

 

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators

If you're attending Church safeguarding training for the first time complete the online awareness and foundation modules here and you will then be sent an invitation by email to book onto a Leadership session 

Safeguarding Leadership Pathway If you are due to renew your safeguarding training, the safeguarding team will send you an invitation to book on a Zoom course by email.  The leadership pathway is renewed every three years. 

Download your Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Participant Handbook here

Download a copy of the Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Presentation here

Download our Zoom FAQs for safeguarding training here

Responding Well to Domestic Abuse - we are currently making arrangements to move this session onto Zoom

Drop-In Safeguarding Surgery. Please check The Update or The Bulletin for the dates and Zoom links or contact the safeguarding team and request the link via email

Regrettably the next annual Resource & Recognition Day for Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  We will be working with Area Deans in the New Year to organise local networking opportunities for Co-ordinators. 

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators and Parish Identity Verifiers must complete Safer Recruitment Training here

 

Parish Roles

All roles in the local church are encouraged to complete the Basic Safeguarding Awareness e-learning course here. PCC members are required to complete this course.

Roles that have direct contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults are required to complete both the Basic Safeguarding Awareness and Safeguarding Foundations e-learning courses here

The Safeguarding Leadership Pathway focusses on leadership and cultural change.  Volunteers and workers who play a lead role in shaping the culuture of the Parish Church are required to attend. This will include, amongst others, Church Wardens who have responsibility for the incumbent's safeguarding duties during a period of vacancy and paid children, youth, family or vulnerable adults workers (or individuals who have similar responsibilities as a volunteer).  

If you're attending Church safeguarding training for the first time complete the online awareness and foundation modules here and you will then be sent an invitation by email to book onto a Leadership session 

If you are due to renew your safeguarding training, the safeguarding team will send you an invitation to book on a Zoom course by email.  The leadership pathway is renewed every three years. 

Download your Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Participant Handbook here

Download a copy of the Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Presentation here

Download our Zoom FAQs for safeguarding training here

Face to face Safeguarding Awareness & Foundation training is offered through deaneries.  If you would like to request to be a host venue for your deanery please email Laura Rutherford.  

 

Optional Safeguarding Courses

Developing our Safeguarding Adults Practice for Leaders

A session for ministers, parish safeguarding co-ordinators, leaders & organisers of activities for vulnerable adults to increase understanding of safeguarding and reducing risk when working with adults in our church-based community activities. Participants must be willing to take their learning back to their parish and help raise the awareness and safe practice of all members of their teams. Resources to facilitate this will be provided.

Book to attend a Developing our Safeguarding Adults Practice for Leaders (optional) session here

 

Safe Practice in Pastoral Ministry

A session for all lay and ordained ministers and leaders to consider their roles and responsibilities in relation to pastoral ministry including recognising and managing challenging behaviour, developing pastoral skill in risk assessment, recording, reporting and sharing information appropriately and establishing safe working practices that connect the expectations of The Church of England with personal theology.

Book to attend a Safe Practice in Pastoral Ministry (optional) session here

 

Modern Slavery

Two e-learning modules for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the issues of modern slavery and for leaders and helpers of social action projects

Complete the Introduction to Modern Slavery and Safeguarding & Social Action Modules here

 

The Prevent Duty and Radicalisation

An e-learning module from HM Government for anyone who wants to understand more about the Prevent Duty and how to safeguarding vulnerable people from becoming radicalised to support terrorism or become a terrorist themselves.

Complete the Introduction to the Prevent Duty and Radicalisation module here

 

The Gospel, Sexual Abuse & the Church

A small group resource for the local church to explore safeguarding from a theological perspective

Download the resource here

 

Forgiveness & Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse

A theological response to abuse for ministers and leaders

Download the resource here