Safeguarding Training Courses

Following changes in the National Church Safeguarding Policy we have implemented a new programme of Safeguarding training courses.

All the training will be following the national standard as issued by Church of England training team – this training is transferable so if you move to another diocese or role this training will be valid

Safeguarding Training Dates -
2019 Event Calendar


An online initial information course - available to access by all via the national safeguarading portal


Basic combined Adult and Child Protection


Additional training for those in a Lay leadership role in the church , safeguarding reps, youth leaders, playgroup leaders, choir leads, bell captains etc. They must have completed either C1 training or attended Diocesan adult and Child protection training within the last two years prior to attending C2 training.


All Clergy, LLMs or those with PTO have to attend training to C3 level. This is due to be held at various locations around the Diocese date and venues will be circulated via Archdeacons. Those attending must have completed C1 or Diocesan adult and child protection training within the last two years before attending C3.


Safer Recruitment module

Introduction to Safeguarding Officers

This is an introductory course for Parish Safeguarding Officers. It outlines the requirements of the role and looks specifically at the requirements of the DBS process. It will help Officers identify the areas they need to address in their own locations and how best to do that.

Domestic Abuse Awareness

Domestic Abuse is far more prevalent than we may realise. There is much written in both the Christian and secular press that suggests that Christian theology and church teaching has colluded with violence against women and children. What would you do if someone came to see you about an issue of domestic abuse? Domestic Violence does happen today. It is perpetrated and experienced by members of our churches. The first step is to be informed.