Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

We have a calendar of core safeguarding training modules developed by the Church of England which aim to promote a safer environment and culture across our church communities. Completion of safeguarding training is an expectation as we strive to achieve best practice, and for some it is a mandatory requirement for their role. It is essential that we all take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously. Safeguarding training should take place at least once every three years. We will soon have a refresher course for those who have completed previous training.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer, Mandy Wells, along with volunteer trainers from across the diocese provide a range of training courses in safeguarding situated within the Church context. The courses aim to equip participants with the knowledge and skills in knowing what, when and how to report concerns and to embed healthy safeguarding practice to benefit everyone.

Please book your place on the training that suits your role within the parish. For clarification regarding which training is required for your role, and sessions available please see the documents below.

There are also some specialist modules for Safer Recruitment and Domestic Abuse available. We advise that at least one person from each parochial parish council attends each of these courses to embed good practice.

Click here to see the National Church Safeguarding Guidance.

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