Safeguarding training


In April 2021, the National Safeguarding Team issued a new Learning and Development policy.

The new policy reviews the level of training which people (whether paid, voluntary, licensed or Lay) must complete to fulfil the safeguarding requirements for their role.

The names of the courses have changed along with the content.

CO is now the Basic course.

C1 is now the Foundations course.

C2 & C3 have been combined and are referred to as Leadership.

C4 is now called the Senior Leadership course.

Below are tables which give an overview of who needs to complete which course.

 Basic Awareness Training

Who needs to complete this module?

This course is MANDATORY for -

  • everyone who has a designated role in the church whether paid or voluntary, licensed, or Lay.

 In addition:

  • We would also encourage all parishioners to complete this course, as it helps to raise awareness of what is meant by the term safeguarding.

How to access the course:

Online:

This is a National Church portal and any queries regarding logging on, resetting   passwords etc should be sent to the following   email: elearning@safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org

In person:

  • Once Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted, arrangements will be put in place for anyone who cannot access an online course to attend an event in person.

 

 Foundations Training

Course requirements:

The Basic Awareness course must be completed prior to commencing this course.

Who needs to complete this module?

This course is MANDATORY for:

  • Anyone holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission.
  • Anyone in a role which involves work with children, young people, or vulnerable adults.
  • Churchwardens.
  • Safeguarding Officers.
  • Pre-ordination or Licence students, prior to BAP or selection Panel.
  • Vergers.
  • PCC members.
  • Teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions. 
  • Members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Panel.

How to access a course:

Online:

This is a National Church portal and any queries regarding logging on, resetting   passwords etc should be sent to the following   email: elearning@safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org

In person:

  • Once Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted, arrangements will be put in place for anyone who cannot access an online course to attend an event in person.

 

 Leadership Training

Course requirements:

Basic Awareness and Foundations courses must be completed prior   to commencing this course. 

Who needs to complete this module?

This course is MANDATORY for:

  • All Clergy holding the Bishop’s Licence, commission, authorisation, or permission (including PtO, Honorary/Assistant Bishops and Chaplains).
  • All Readers and Licensed Lay Ministers holding the Bishop’s Licence (under Canons E6 & E8), together with all others who hold the Bishop’s commission (including Elders), authorisation, or permission to carry out similar ministerial functions.
  • Non-executive members of Chapter (unless their role in the diocese requires a higher level of training).
  • Safeguarding officers in all church bodies.
  • Teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions who deliver the Leadership Pathway.
  • Safeguarding Leads in Theological Education Institutions. 
  • Churchwardens are required to complete this training if their parish is in vacancy, or if they are a leader of worship.
  • In a local context, it should also include such other people who significantly influence the culture of the church e.g., lay ministry staff employed by a PCC or BMO, locally appointed leaders of new worshipping communities, focal ministers.

How to access a course:

This course is currently delivered via Zoom.

  •  All courses are advertised on Eventbrite.
  • To book a place on a course please follow this link.

In person:

  • Once Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted, arrangements will be put in place for the Leadership course to also be delivered in person.

 

 Senior Leadership Training

Course requirements:

 When in-person training is available again there will be a requirement to complete   the Leadership course prior to accessing Senior Leadership.

Who needs to complete this module?

This course is MANDATORY for:

  • Members of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility and involvement in safeguarding matters.
  • Archbishops
  • Diocesan and Suffragan Bishops
  • Provincial Episcopal Visitors
  • Archdeacons
  • Deans
  • Executive Chapter members/Residentiary Canons
  • Bishops’ Chaplains
  • Diocesan Secretaries/Chief of Staff/Chief Executive/Cathedral Administrators
  • Director of Communications.
  • Directors of Ministry
  • Registrars
  • Diocesan and Cathedral Safeguarding Advisors
  • Directors of Music
  • HR Directors
  • Senior Chaplains to the Armed Forces
  • TEI Principals
  • Leaders of Religious Communities

How to access a course:

This course is currently delivered via Zoom by the National Safeguarding Training   Team. To book a course, please contact the diocesan safeguarding training team by   emailing: safeguarding.training@cofesuffolk.org

 

Future news

Several other training courses have been developed during the last year and are in the process of being rolled out to dioceses. The jigsaw graphic below gives an overview of the courses and how they will be delivered.  A strategy for delivering the courses in this diocese is being developed and will be published later in the year.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


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