National safeguarding policy dictates that the church ‘will train and equip church officers to have the confidence and skills they need to care and support children, young people and vulnerable adults and to recognise and respond to abuse.’
Attendance at Diocesan Safeguarding Training is mandatory for anyone performing certain roles connected with church activity.It is also a requirement to refresh training every three years.Details about what is required in relation to safeguarding training can be found within the new Parish Safeguarding Handbook and is detailed within the template for a parish safeguarding action plan.
The Church of England are currently updating the safeguarding training material; however this should be available later in the year. Dates and requirements for training will be publicised when the new material is ready
Advice and Guidance and how to book on to Safeguarding Training
Information on all available Diocesan Safeguarding Training (is detailed here) this will be updated regularly as dates will be added every few months.If you have any queries please contact any member of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.
Parish or Benefice – C1 Foundation Training
The Church of England website provides the C1 Foundation training with an on-line version www.churchofengland.orgThis is often a better way for people at parish level to access this material. It is delivered in a stimulating way with a mix of styles to engage the person completing the training. When on the Church of England website, please go to - Safeguarding/Training/E-learning (at present it only refers to C0 training but keep following the link and you will be able to access C1)/Visit the website and view the instructions/On-line Courses/Create new Account (if you need to).