Safeguarding training


In October 2019 the Diocesan Synod agreed that all PCC members should complete Basic and Foundation modules. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. However, there are certain roles within the church community which require a higher level of safeguarding training than others.

There are four levels of generic safeguarding training.

Basic, Foundation, C2 Leadership and C4.

The modules should be completed in sequence e.g. if you are a Church warden, you will need to complete Basic and Foundation modules before signing onto a Leadership course.

Basic and Foundation modules

This training is offered online:

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Each module takes approximately one hour to complete.  Please speak with your Parish Safeguarding Officer who will contact the training team to arrange face to face events if required.

C2 Leadership Module

In August 2019, the National training team combined two modules previously known as C2 and C3 into one, now known as C2 Leadership. You must complete Basic and Foundation modules before you sign up for a C2 Leadership course. Currently this module is delivered face to face, in a three-hour session. However, in response to Covid 19 and lockdown the National Safeguarding Training Team, has developed a Leadership module which will be delivered via two Zoom sessions each 90 minutes long. You will need to log in to session 1 and 2 in order to complete the full course. Roll out of the new Zoom module is planned for summer 2020. 

The table below is a guide to which module(s) you need to complete for the role you currently hold:

Module

Attendance

Basic

Everyone.

Foundation

PCC members, Pre-ordination or - license students, lay employees and volunteer workers with pastoral responsibility, those who are in paid employment or a voluntary role which involves direct work with children, young people or vulnerable adults including bell ringers and drivers providing transport in an official capacity, Worship Leaders. Church Safeguarding representatives, Sunday School volunteers, Chorus/Music Group/Drama leaders where there are 0-18 year olds or vulnerable adults in the group, congregation committees, core teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions, members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Panel, members of religious communities who work with vulnerable groups, anyone that has regular contact with children and vulnerable adults.  

Clergy, Chaplains (including Chaplains to the Armed Forces and Lay Chaplains), Churchwardens, Lay Ministers (licensed, commissioned or authorised), Safeguarding Officers, Members of the DSA, Safeguarding leads on PCCs, those who are in paid employment or a voluntary role which involves leadership work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, lay persons appointed to exercise pastoral leadership within a local church, Bishops’ Visitors, Directors of Music, Bell Tower Captains, Bell ringing teachers, Curates, Succentors, Ministry interns, Learning Centre teachers, Sunday School leaders, Departmental Directors, Lay Chapter Members, Home Visitors, Ordinands and LLMs prior to leaving Theological Education Institutions, Support and Link Parsons, those working alongside clergy in a wellbeing/support structure, Spiritual Directors, House Group leaders and those who regularly sit on interview panels including Bishops’ Advisors and DDOs.

C2 Leadership

Clergy, Chaplains (including Chaplains to the Armed Forces and Lay Chaplains), Churchwardens, Lay Ministers (licensed, commissioned or authorised), Safeguarding Officers, Members of the DSA, Safeguarding leads on PCCs, those who are in paid employment or a voluntary role which involves leadership work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, lay persons appointed to exercise pastoral leadership within a local church, Bishops’ Visitors, Directors of Music, Bell Tower Captains, Bell ringing teachers, Curates, Succentors, Ministry interns, Learning Centre teachers, Sunday School leaders, Departmental Directors, Lay Chapter Members, Home Visitors, Ordinands and LLMs prior to leaving Theological Education Institutions, Support and Link Parsons, those working alongside clergy in a wellbeing/support structure, Spiritual Directors, House Group leaders and those who regularly sit on interview panels including Bishops’ Advisors and DDOs.

C4

Senior Clergy only.

 

Last updated June 24 2020.