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Follow the links in the Events Calendar on the right of this page for Safeguarding training events that are currently scheduled.

Unless otherwise indicated, to book a place please contact

If you have attended Safeguarding training or have completed the online training, and you haven’t received a certificate, please let
Sharon Welbourne know.

Please email her with the date and level you were trained and if online forward the reply to your completion that was sent and she will send a certificate to you.

If you feel anxious or troubled about the leadership / domestic abuse awareness training then please let Bev Huff or Samantha Jackson know so that they can speak with you about your concerns.

Bishop’s Licence / Leadership Role Refresher Training

Click here to read the overview of the refresher training set for 2020/2021

Find a date and book a place using the Events Calendar on the right

Safeguarding Training and Development Modules

The Church of England has introduced a new modular safeguarding training and development programme for use by Dioceses, Cathedrals and Theological Education Institutions. The programme builds core, generic safeguarding training according to role, and through a person’s ministry path.  Please look at each module to see whether it is recommended or required for you to attend.


To find out more about each module click on the link within the blue bar.


Recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of awareness of safeguarding.

This may include but is not limited to: Vergers, Servers, Welcomers, Caretakers, Refreshment Helpers, Shop Staff, Sidespersons, Bell Ringers, Choir Members / Music Group Members, Employees of the Diocesan Board of Education and Diocesan Board of Finance.

It is recommended you do this module if you wish to do any other core training module.

Refreshed every three years by the revised Basic Awareness (C0) module


For those that cannot complete the online training please speak to Sharon Welbourne:


Required for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or has contact in their church role with children, young people and / or adults who may be vulnerable and PCC members, Bell Ringers

Including but not limited to those who do not hold a Bishop license and those who work with vulnerable groups (children or adults) but don't hold a leadership role.

For those that cannot complete the online training please speak to Sharon Welbourne:

Refreshed every three years by the Foundation Training (C1) module

Required for anyone who has safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsibility for leading activities involving children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.

Including but not limited to: Those who hold a Bishop Licence, Safeguarding / Benefice / Cathedral Safeguarding Officers, Safeguarding lead on PCC, Churchwardens, Youth and Children’s Pastors, Bishops Visitors, Directors of Music, Bell Tower Captains, Home Visitors, Ordinands prior to leaving TEI, Safeguarding Leads in Religious Communities, Choir leaders.

To book on a course please contact Sharon Welbourne:

If you haven’t completed any safeguarding training in the last three years (2017 -2019) you will have to complete Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation training (C1) first

Refreshed every three years by the Leadership Training (C2) module




S1 is going online in 2020. Further information to follow

Required for those with responsibility for administering DBS, Clergy and those with recruitment responsibilities (for example designated members of PCCs or members of staff who regularly sit on interview panels), Senior staff where they are involved in recruitment, Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral Safeguarding Officers, Safeguarding Leads on PCC/within Religious Communities/within TEIs

Explores the scope of safer recruitment procedures in the church context for all paid staff and volunteers with children and adults

Required for anyone holding the Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate, Spiritual Directors, Bishops Visitors
Pastoral Visitors, Leaders of children/adults activities, Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral Safeguarding Officers

Examines issues relating to domestic abuse, especially for vulnerable groups and children in the context of adult abuse , and how the church can respond well to this.

This is being incorporated into the Leadeship (C2) Training (2 for the price of 1)

Summary of Training and Specialist Modules



Responsibility for delivery




Individual online.
Could also be delivered face to face in Parishes by liasing with Sharon Welbourne

Pre-requisite to attendance at other modules



Individual online.
Could also be delivered face to face in Parishes by liasing with Sharon Welbourne

Required before undertaking “S” modules



Diocese/Cathedral delivered by Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers (DSA’s)

Required before undertaking “S” modules


Bishops, Deans, Principals and senior staff

National Safeguarding team/ House of Bishops Development and Appointments Group

Delivered regionally by National Safeguarding team


Safer recruitment

To be online, date to be confirmed







S2 #

Pastoral care, confidentiality and confession

Diocese/Cathedral TBC


Responding to domestic abuse/violence

Diocese/Cathedral delivered by DSA’s and incorporated into the Leadership (C2) module


Grooming, sexual abuse, responding to survivors

Diocese/Cathedral TBC


Assessing and managing risk

Diocese/Cathedral TBC


Spiritual abuse

Diocese/Cathedral TBC


Authorised Listeners / Link Persons

Diocese/Cathedral TBC


# Not yet made available by the Church of England.

Safeguarding training update during COVID-19 restrictions

In order for training to be viable a minimum of 8 people need to sign up for the training. 

If it is less than 8 then the training will be cancelled with two days notice.

Please ensure that you register your attendance so that we can manage this effectively – thank you