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.
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.
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.
Wednesdays 4th & 11th May, 7pm – 8:30pm, Fully Booked
Thursdays 12th & 19th May, 2pm – 3:30pm, Fully Booked
Fridays 13th & 20th May, 10am – 11:30am, Fully Booked
Thursdays 9th & 16th June, 2pm – 3:30pm, Fully Booked
Fridays 10th & 17th June, 10am – 11:30am, Fully Booked
Thursdays 7th & 14th July, 2pm – 3:30pm, Fully Booked
Thursdays 22nd & 29th September, 10am – 11:30am, Fully Booked
Mondays 3rd & 10th October, 2pm – 3:30pm, Book Here
Fridays 14th & 21st October, 10am – 11:30am, Book Here
Mondays 7th & 14th November, 7pm – 8:30pm, Book Here
Both sessions must be attended in order to complete the course, which will also comprise of some preliminary reflective questions and a completion task.
We run a specialised pathway for those holding PTO; invitations will be sent at time of renewal, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.