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Safeguarding Training

The House of Bishops require dioceses to offer safeguarding training addressing the needs not only of children and young people, but also of adults. There is an expectation in Government Guidance that all staff, volunteers and office-holders know what to do should safeguarding situations arise.

Parishes and Diocesan departments will need to work together to ensure that the appropriate level and type of safeguarding training is delivered to all of those that need it.

Safeguarding training should be refreshed every 3 years.

The Church of England’s Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Training and Development document, published in Jan 2017, provides a  framework for safeguarding training across all Church of England communities.


Basic Awareness Online Safeguarding Training for ALL church members

The Basic Awareness online training courses (Child Safeguarding and Adult Safeguarding) are recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of safeguarding awareness.  Participants booked to attend any face-to-face safeguarding training will be asked to complete the Basic Awareness online training courses in preparation as a prerequisite. These Basic Awareness online training courses detail the different types of abuse for children and adults and the possible indicators of these.

The Bishops and Archdeacons have mandated that both the Basic Awareness online training courses must be completed by ALL Clergy members, ALL Churchwardens and ALL PSRs (Parish Safeguarding Representatives) in EVERY parish, as well as other members of the church workforce according to their role.

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 create an online training acount, using your email address and parish code, can be downloaded HERE. If you do not know what your parish code is please ask your PSR. The contact details for your PSR should be listed on the A3 safeguarding poster on your Church notice board.

To complete the online safeguarding training please visit http://www.cofelearning.org/index.html

PSR's can request an online safeguarding training report for their parish by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org or calling 01245 294438.


C2 Leadership Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training

ONLY suitable for those who have safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsibility for leading activities involving under 18 year olds and/or adults who may be vulnerable due to age, illness or disability. For example, the person in charge of a youth group will require training to C2 (Leadership) level whereas a volunteer acting as an additional adult at a youth group session, but is never the leader of the activity, would require training to C1 level.

Including but not limited to:

  • Authorised Lay Ministers
  • Authorised Pastoral Visitors/Carers/Assistants
  • Bell Tower Captains
  • Bishops Visitors
  • Cathedral Vergers who are authorised to provide pastoral care
  • Choir Leaders
  • Churchwardens
  • Directors of Music
  • Head Servers
  • Licensed Evangelists
  • Managers/Leaders of activities for adults who may be vulnerable due to age, illness or disability
  • Managers/Leaders of activities for under 18 year olds
  • Members of religious communities who are in active ministry and work with vulnerable groups (children or adults)
  • Ordinands prior to placement
  • PSRs (Parish Safeguarding Representatives)
  • Readers in training
  • Safeguarding lead on PCC
  • Safeguarding Leads in religious communities
  • Spiritual Directors
  • Worship Leaders
  • Youth Leaders

The completion of both the online basic awareness Child and Adult safeguarding e-learning modules is a pre-requisite for attending this course.

To book your place onto one of the Face-to-Face C2 level Safeguarding Training for Clergy sessions please click on the date that you would like to attend:

 
All Saints Church, Little Canfield, Church Lane (off Stortford Road), Little Canfield, CM6 1SU
Saturday Morning 26th May (09:15-12:00) - CANCELLED AS MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF ATTENDEES NOT MET
 
All Saints Church (Beacon Centre), Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6RW
Thursday Evening 7th June (17:15-20:00) - FULLY BOOKED!!
 
St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s Close, Alresford, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8BL
 
Saint Stephen's Church, 18 Knight's Way, Brentwood, CM13 2AS
 
St Michael and All Angels Church, Main Road, Gidea Park, Romford, RM2 5EL
 
St Chad's Church, Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Romford, RM6 6JH
 
St Andrew's Church, 222 High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 6QP
 
Church of St Edward the Confessor, Church House, Market Place, Romford, RM1 3AB
 
Meadgate Church, The Orchards, Mascalls way, Chelmsford, CM2 7NS 
 
St Marys Church, Churchgate Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0JT
 
St Mary's Church, Church Hill, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2JX
 
St John the Baptist Church, St John's House, St John's Road, Epping, CM16 5DN
 
St Peter's Church, Hinguar Street, Shoeburyness, SS3 9AN
 
Hope Hall, St Mary's Loughton, 201 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1BB
 
Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay, CM12 0NX
 
Colchester Christ Church, Ireton Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AT

 

Please Note:

  • Please allow up to 3 hours to complete the C2 Leadership face-to-face training.
  • Refreshments will be provided.
  • If you do not confirm cancellation of your booking 2 working days before the training event you may be charged a £12 cancellation fee.
  • If you are unable to attend and wish for a colleague to come along instead of you this will need to be confirmed with the safeguarding team at least 2 working days before the training event.
  • The minimum number of participants for each group will be 15. In cases where there are fewer than 15 participants the Safeguarding team may cancel this event and give notice to all those who were due to attend. We aim to cancel as few events as possible.
  • The course is interactive – expect to participate in a variety of small group exercises.
  • We are sorry, but this course is not suitable for children or pets.

 

For more information about C2 level Safeguarding training please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org or call 01245 294438.


C3 Clergy and Licenced Ministers Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training

ONLY suitable for Clergy including those with Permission to Officiate, Licenced Lay Ministers and Readers.

The completion of both the online basic awareness Child and Adult safeguarding e-learning modules is a pre-requisite for attending this course.

This is a full day event. Registration is open at 9.00am. Training starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at 3.30pm. The Trainers will aim to stay until 4pm to answer any queries. To book your place onto one of the Face-to-Face C3 level Safeguarding Training for Clergy sessions please click on the date that you would like to attend:

St. Cedd's Hall, The Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
Thursday 29th June 2017
 
Holy Trinity Church (Cloister Hall), Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BB
Tuesday 19th September 2017
 
Smylie Hall, Holy Cross Church, 5 Station Road, Felsted, CM6 3DQ
Saturday 21st October 2017
 
St. Cedd's Hall, The Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
Tuesday 7th November 2017
 
All Saints Church, Woodford Wells, Inmans Row, Woodford Green, Ilford, IG8 0NH
Thursday 9th November 2017
 
St John's Church & Community Centre, St John's Close, Colchester, CO4 0HP
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
 
St Andrews Church, St Andrews Close, Alresford, Essex, CO7 8BL
Wednesday 24th January 2018
 
St Mary's Church Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, CM16 7ER
Saturday 27th January 2018
 
St Andrew's Church, 222 High St, Hornchurch, RM12 6QP
Tuesday 30th January 2018
 
Holy Trinity Church (Cloister Hall), Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BB
Tuesday 27th February 2018
 
Holy Trinity Church (Cloister Hall), Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8BB
 
Smylie Hall, Holy Cross Church, 5 Station Road, Felsted, CM6 3DQ
Saturday 28th April 2018
 
St. Cedd's Hall, The Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
Thursday 3rd May 2018
 
St Botolph's Church, St Botolph's Street, Colchester, CO2 7EE
Saturday 22nd September 2018
 
St. Cedd's Hall, The Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford, CM1 1NX
Tuesday 27th November 2018 - FULLY BOOKED!!
 
FINAL C3 TRAINING EVENT:
The Diocesan Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AT
Wednesday 5th December 2018  - FULLY BOOKED!!

 

Please Note:

  • This is a full day event. Registration is open at 9.00am. Training starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at 3.30pm.
  • Refreshments will be provided, but you will need to bring your own lunch
  • If you do not confirm cancellation of your booking 2 working days before the training event you may be charged a £12 cancellation fee.
  • If you are unable to attend and wish for a colleague to come along instead of you this will need to be confirmed with the safeguarding team at least 2 working days before the training event.
  • The minimum number of participants for each group will be 15. In cases where there are fewer than 15 participants the Safeguarding team may cancel this event and give notice to all those who were due to attend. We aim to cancel as few events as possible.
  • The course is interactive – expect to participate in a variety of small group exercises.
  • We are sorry, but this course is not suitable for children or pets.

 

For more information about C3 level Safeguarding training please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org or call 01245 294438.


More Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training sessions are currently being organised for other church roles (including Parish Safeguarding Representatives and Churchwardens).

 

For more information about Safeguarding training please contact the Safeguarding Team by emailing safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org or call 01245 294438.


For more information please contact Laura Tyler
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