Safeguarding Training

All PCC members, licensed and lay ministers, and those working in roles with children and/or vulnerable adults must complete the relevant level of training as set out by the Learning and Development Framework 2021.

There are clear signposts throughout all e-learning modules for anyone with immediate needs to be supported. Your PSO or incumbent would also be able to signpost to additional support.

Most training is now completed either individually online, via the Safeguarding Training Portal or via a virtual group. Occasional face to face sessions will be held for those who cannot access in this way. All training must be renewed on a 3 yearly basis – renewing at the highest level required for your role.

Basic Awareness course

Preparatory module for all other training levels, and useful basic knowledge for anyone who is interested. The Basic Awareness module is available via the Safeguarding Training Portal. Please contact your PSO for support in accessing this if required.

Foundation course

Required learning for all PCC members, those working with children and/or vulnerable adults, and as pre-requisite learning for anyone needing to complete ‘Leadership module’ Available via the Safeguarding Training Portal. Please contact your PSO for support in accessing this if required.

Leadership course 

For Clergy, Retired Clergy, Readers, Authorised Lay Ministers, Churchwardens & Parish Safeguarding Officers. The course will be delivered virtually, comprising two sessions of an hour and a half over Zoom, plus some preliminary reflections and a completion task.

Thursdays 7th & 14th July, 2pm – 3:30pm, Fully Booked

Wednesdays 7th & 14th September, 2pm - 3:30pm, Book Here

Thursdays 22nd & 29th September, 10am – 11:30am, Fully Booked

Mondays 3rd & 10th October, 2pm – 3:30pm, Fully Booked

Wednesdays 12th & 19th October, 7pm - 8:30pm, Fully Booked

Fridays 14th & 21st October, 10am – 11:30am, Fully Booked

Tuesdays 1st & 8th November, 2pm - 3:30pm, Book Here

Mondays 7th & 14th November, 7pm – 8:30pm, Fully Booked

Thursdays 10th & 17th November, 10am - 11:30am, Book Here

Mondays 28th November & 5th December, 2pm - 3:30pm, Book Here

Both sessions must be attended in order to complete the course, which will also comprise of some preliminary reflective questions and a completion task.

We run a specialised pathway for those holding PTO; invitations will be sent at time of renewal, or email for further information. 

Please note that places are limited to 16 per course, and therefore fill quickly. Further dates will follow in due course.

To be added to a waiting list, please email

Safer Recruitment Training

For Parish Safeguarding Officers, DBS Administrators, and anyone involved in parish recruitment, this is now available as an online course, accesible through the Safeguarding Training Portal.

Resources from the Safeguarding training courses

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