Safeguarding Training

All PCC members, licensed and lay ministers, and those working in roles with children and/or vulnerable adults must complete the relevant level of training as set out by the Learning and Development Framework 2021.

There are clear signposts throughout all e-learning modules for anyone with immediate needs to be supported. Your PSO or incumbent would also be able to signpost to additional support.

Most training is now completed either individually online, via the Safeguarding Training Portal or via a virtual group. Occasional face to face sessions will be held for those who cannot access in this way. All training must be renewed on a 3 yearly basis – renewing at the highest level required for your role.

Basic Awareness course

Preparatory module for all other training levels, and useful basic knowledge for anyone who is interested. The Basic Awareness module is available via the Safeguarding Training Portal. Please contact your PSO for support in accessing this if required.

Foundation course

Required learning for all PCC members, those working with children and/or vulnerable adults, and as pre-requisite learning for anyone needing to complete ‘Leadership module’ Available via the Safeguarding Training Portal. Please contact your PSO for support in accessing this if required.

Leadership course 

For Clergy, Retired Clergy, Readers, Authorised Lay Ministers, Churchwardens & Parish Safeguarding Officers. The course will be delivered virtually, comprising two sessions of an hour and a half over Zoom, plus some preliminary reflections and a completion task.

Mondays 10th & 17th January, 2pm – 3:30pm 

Thursdays 3rd & 10th February, 10am – 11:30am 

Wednesdays 9th & 16th February, 7pm – 8:30pm 

Tuesdays 1st & 8th March, 2pm – 3:30pm 

Mondays 14th & 21st March, 7pm – 8:30pm 

Wednesdays 23rd & 30th March, 2pm – 3:30pm 

Unfortunately all the current dates are now full. Further dates will follow soon; please email if you would like to be notified as soon as they go live, or to be added to a waiting list for existing dates.

Both sessions must be attended in order to complete the course, which will also comprise of some preliminary reflective questions and a completion task. 

Please note that places are limited to 16 per course, and therefore fill quickly. 

Safer Recruitment Training

For Parish Safeguarding Officers, DBS Administrators, and anyone involved in parish recruitment, this is now available as an online course, accesible through the Safeguarding Training Portal.

Resources from the Safeguarding training courses

Page last updated: 13th January 2022 9:21 AM
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