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Safeguarding is an essential and integral part of children's and youth ministry

If you have any questions about safeguarding please refer to the Diocesan Safeguarding page. If you can't find the information that you're looking for please contact the DST (Diocesan Safeguarding Team.


Safeguarding Training

Anyone in a role which involves working/volunteering with children (under 18 year olds) will need to complete:

  1. Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training once, then
  2. Foundation Safeguarding Training every 3 years.

Anyone in a role which involves leading children's activities/groups (paid or unpaid) will need to complete:

  1. Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training once, then
  2. Foundation Safeguarding Training once, then
  3. Leadership (Compressed Pathway) Safeguarding Training every 3 years.

Anyone holding a Bishop’s Licence, Commission or Authorisation will need to complete:

  1. Basic Awareness Safeguarding Training once, then
  2. Foundation Safeguarding Training once, then
  3. Leadership Safeguarding Training every 3 years.

To access Church of England Safeguarding Training, or for more information, please refer to the Diocesan Safeguarding Training page.


Additional Resources

Lots of useful guidance, links and resources, including sample forms and templates, can be found via the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy & Practice Guidance page and also the national Church of England website and Policy and practice guidance pages

The Essex Safeguarding Children Board provide safeguarding information relevant to anyone working with children in Essex. View their website -  www.escb.co.uk


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