Safeguarding Training

Our Safeguarding training modules are compliant with the National Church Safeguarding Framework which requires core modules, at the highest level required, to be refreshed every 3 years.

Not sure which module is for you?

 

   

Role

Basic

Awareness

Foundation

Leadership

Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

Safer Recruitment and People Management

Incumbents and clergy, including those with PtO*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Licensed Lay Ministers, e.g. Readers and ALMs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Parish workers with children/vulnerable adults (paid or volunteer)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Leaders/Supervisors of work with children/vulnerable adults (paid or volunteer)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Churchwardens

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

PCC Members

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Tower Captains and Choir Leaders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Anyone else involved in the recruitment of employees and volunteers

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Roles within the church and/or ministry working alongside children or vulnerable adults; e.g.welcomers, homegroup leaders,organists, adult bell ringers,choir and worship band members.

 

Yes

No

No

No

No

* Clergy with PtO who carry out limited duties may choose the bespoke PtO Pathway as an alternative to Leadership

Please click the titles below to access each training module.

Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

 

Safeguarding Basic Awareness Module

 

Safeguarding Foundations Module

 

Safeguarding Leadership 

This is required to be completed by:

  • All Clergy holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission, including Honorary/Assistant Bishops and Chaplains.

  • All Readers and ALM

  • Safeguarding Officers in all Church bodies

  • Churchwardens

  • Tower Captains and equivalent

  • Leaders of any groups working directly with children, young people or vulnerable adults

This is designed to be run over two sessions of 90 minutes, two weeks apart. There is written work to complete and submit before and after the course. Most of our sessions are delivered over Zoom, however we do also have some face-to-face sessions.

 

Permission to Officiate (PtO) Training

It is recognised that those with Permission to Officiate (PtO) still need to participate in safeguarding learning. It is also recognised that the exercise of PtO and the level of ministry can vary considerably between different people. For some it will involve a high level of work regularly, for others a very low level of work irregularly. As the main Safeguarding Leadership Pathway is now targeted at those people “who play a lead role in shaping the culture of the Church body concerned” therefore, if you lead worship or other church activities less than once a month, you may choose to take this course as an alternative to the Leadership Pathway. 

 

Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction

The purpose of this session is to introduce people to the PSO role making sure that they have all the tools required to carry out the job successfully. The focus of the session is to equip participants with an understanding of the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer and induct them into key working practices and relationships. Prior to attending the course, PSOs will need to complete the courses detailed above. In order to express an interest in this training, please email kharper@diocant.org

 

 

 

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