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

All face to face training is postponed until further notice.

We have developed a virtual Safeguarding Leadership course, which we run via Zoom (an on-line video and audio conferencing/training facility). Zoom is relatively easy to use. The Zoom app will need to be downloaded and you will receive a link to take you into the training. The sessions are relaxed, with eight attendees at a time and allow for several breaks. 

Domestic Abuse Awareness training is now mandatory for Clergy.  Safer Recruitment and People Management training is now available online, through the national safeguarding portal and is required for anyone involved in recruiting people into roles in the church either as volunteers or paid staff.

Please note all summer 2021 training dates are now fully booked.  Further dates will be published for the new academic term,  starting in September/October 2021, when the diocese will be implementing the new Leadership Pathway course. 

For further information, please contact Natasha Nield on

Basic Awareness Module (C0)

An online course - available to access by all via the national safeguarding portal

Foundation Module (C1)

An online course - available to access by all via the national safeguarding portal

Leadership Module

Additional leadership module for all Clergy, LLMs, those with PTO and those in a Lay leadership role in the church, including safeguarding reps and those who lead activities involving children and/or vulnerable adults.  Must have completed Basic (C0) and Foundation (C1) modules prior to attending the Leadership module.

Safer Recruitment and People Management

An online course - available to access by all via the national safeguarding portal

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.