- What Safeguarding Training am I expected to do?
- Diocesan Safeguarding Training courses available
- Parish Online Safeguarding Training Report
- How often do I need to attend/complete safeguarding training?
More safeguarding training modules will be available in the future.
We have 2 Diocesan online safeguarding training courses:
- Child Safeguarding
- Adult Safeguarding
These courses combine the Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) levels.
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.
The guidelines include the link to the online safeguarding training courses and the enrolment key codes that you’ll need.
PSO's (Parish Safeguarding Officer's) can request an online safeguarding training report for their parish by contacting the safeguarding team. Due to high demand please initiate your request 2 working weeks before you need the report to avoid disapointment.
On Section 3.3 (pages 22-23) of The Church of England Key roles and responsibilities of church office holders and bodies practice guidance it says: ‘The PSO should regularly report on safeguarding in the parish. Safeguarding should be a standing agenda item at each PCC meeting. At the APCM the PCC will provide an annual report in relation to safeguarding.’
Refresher training should be completed at a three-yearly interval and will keep knowledge and skills up to date. Refresher training should be undertaken at the highest required level (as per safeguarding training in the statutory sector). For example, a leader of youth work activities who would have been initially required to complete Basic Awareness, Foundation and then Leadership training should be refreshed in the Leadership module only every three years. - Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Training and Development
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Incumbent are responsible for ensuring that all church officers who work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults attend diocesan safeguarding training at least every three years - Church of England Key Roles and Responsibilities of Church Office Holders and Bodies Practice Guidance