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As part of our commitment to Safeguarding we have made training readily available to our 10,000+ church members.

Online Safeguarding Training for ALL church members

It is a legal requirement that all those working with children and/or vulnerable adults are trained appropriately and these online courses fulfil the first level of this requirement. In addition the Bishops and Archdeacons have mandated that both online courses must be completed by all Clergy members, all Churchwardens and all PRSs (Parish Safeguarding Representatives) in every parish, as well as other members of the church workforce according to their role.

Access to the online basic awareness courses (Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding) has been simplified and as a church member you are now able to register yourself online using your email address and your parish code.

Whilst each course should take less than an hour to complete you do not need to finish them in one visit. Instead you can work your way through each course using shorter periods of time, picking up exactly where you previously left off each time you revisit.

Instructions on how to self-subscribe onto the online safeguarding training can be downloaded HERE. If you do not know what your parish code is please ask your Parish Training Co-ordinator or PSR.

To complete the online safeguarding training please visit

Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training

C3 level Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training for Clergy

These face-to-face safeguarding training sessions are only suitable for Clergy (including those with Permission to Officiate), Licenced Lay Ministers and Readers. There are plans for more training sessions to be created for others within the church workforce soon.

Completion of both of the online safeguarding training courses is a pre-requisite for attending this course.

To book your place onto one of the Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training for Clergy sessions please click on the appropriate link below:

Barking Episcopal Area:

Colchester Episcopal Area:

Bradwell Episcopal Area:


For more information about Safeguarding training please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing

For more information please contact Laura Tyler
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Statement given to Heybridge St Andrew and St George and Langford St Giles by the Venerable Elizabeth Snowden, Archdeacon of Chelmsford, on 7 May 2017.

This statement is available to download here.