Diocese of Carlisle

Safeguarding Training


Introduction

As a Church we are required to best equip our leaders and people to recognise and respond to safeguarding issues. The House of Bishops has therefore agreed a detailed guidance document that addresses training in core aspects of safeguarding within the context of worshipping communities. At the present time these requirements apply to all leaders (ordained and lay leaders) and those working or volunteering on behalf of church communities with children, young people or vulnerable adults. They apply therefore to all members of the Church of England leading or working in new or emerging forms of Church, including mission communities.

Click here for the Practice Guidance: Safeguarding and Development.

Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework 2021

We have previously briefed all incumbents, PCC Secretaries and Parish Safeguarding Officers on the new arrangements relating to the Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework 2021. You can read the briefing here and also view the full document which highlights the appropriate mandatory training for all roles.

Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework 2021

Click here for the briefing for all incumbents, PCC Secretaries and Parish Safeguarding Officers.

Basic Awareness and Foundation Training

The expectation is that the Basic and Foundation modules will be completed online via the Church of England Safeguarding Training Portal

However, we understand that people may not always be able to access training online so we can provide materials to enable you to deliver face-to-face sessions within your own parish setting. Please let us know if you plan any such events and provide details of all those who attend and complete the training so that our records are kept up to date.

If you need further help or to submit details of training completed please email James Brunskill or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

Leadership Training

This training consists of two x 90 minute sessions which are usually delivered a week apart (*unless specified below). To complete this training successfully, it is imperative that you attend both sessions, complete the pre programme work (which involves answering 4 questions but should take no more than an hour to complete) and also complete the post training reflective account. This information will all be sent to you in a separate email following booking.Please contact safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk or james.brunskill@carlislediocese.org.uk if you have any questions about this before booking.

There is availability on both a selection of face to face and virtual courses, and we are also now trialling delivery of the 2 sessions in one day.

You only need to do this training if you have not completed the old C2/C3 level in the past 3 years. This level of training is for(as per the Safeguarding Learning & Development Framework 2021):

  • All clergy holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission (including PtO where exemption has not been given and PtO specific pathway is not available – please contact the DSA if you require clraification) including Honorary/Assistant Bishops and Chaplains.

All Readers and Licensed Lay Ministers holding the Bishop’s licence (under Canons E6 & E8), together with all others who hold the Bishop’s commission, authorisation, or permission to carry out similar ministerial functions (including PtO where exemption has not been given). (Ordinands need to have completed the Leadership Pathway before their diaconal ordination and lay ministers in training before they are licensed.)

Non-executive members of Chapter (unless their role in the diocese requires a higher level).

  • Parish Safeguarding Officers / Leads in all Church bodies.
  • Teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions who are delivering the Leadership Pathway.
  • It should also, according to the local context, include such other people who significantly influence the culture of that Church body. These may include, for example, lay ministry staff employed by a PCC or Bishops’ Mission Order, locally appointed leaders of new worshipping communities, focal ministers, and Churchwardens.*

* Whilst in many contexts the level of influence of Churchwardens may well not reach the threshold, it should be noted that this can increase significantly during vacancies. Please contact the DSA to discuss if you are unsure. 

Course   Delivery/Venue      Date       SpacesBooking link     
2022/21Face to Face – In a day

Carlisle
St Elizabeth’s Church, Arnside Road,
Harraby, CA1 3QA
Wednesday 22 June 2022
10.00am – 2.30pm
20Click here
2022/22Face to Face – In a day

Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith, CA11 0HT
Thursday 23 June 2022
10.00am – 2.30pm
20Click here
2022/23Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Tuesday 12 July 2022
Session 2: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Both between 10.00 – 11.30am
12
max
Click here
2022/24Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Tuesday 12 July 2022
Session 2: Tuesday 26 July 2022
Both between 7.00 – 8.30pm
12
max
Click here
2022/26Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Tuesday 26 July 2022
Session 2: Tuesday 2 August 2022
Both between 9.30am – 11am
12Click here
2022/27Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Session 2: Wednesday 31 August 2022
Both between 7.00 – 8.30pm
12Click here
2022/28Face to Face – In a day

Crosthwaite Sunday School Room – Keswick
Monday 12 September 2022
10.30am – 3.00pm
20Click here
2022/29Face to Face – In a day

Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith, CA11 0HT
Tuesday 13 September 2022
10.00am – 2.30pm 
20Click here
2022/30Face to Face – In a day

Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith, CA11 0HT
Tuesday 13 September 2022
4.30pm – 9.00pm 
20Click here
2022/31Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Thursday 13 October 2022
Session 2: Thursday 20 October 2022
Both between 7.00 – 8.30pm
12Click here
2022/32Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Friday 14 October 2022
Session 2: Friday 21 October 2022
Both between 10.00 – 11.30am
12Click here
2022/33Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Tuesday 1 November 2022
Session 2: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Both between 7.00 – 8.30pm
12Click here
2022/34Face to Face – In a day

Cartmel Priory – The Priory Church of St Mary
and St Michael, Cartmel,LA11 6QD. 
Saturday 12 November 2022
10.30am – 3.00pm
20Click here
2022/35Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Wednesday 30 November
Session 2: Wednesday 7 December
Both between 9.30 – 11.00am
12Click here
2022/36Virtual via Zoom

Two x 90 minute sessions over two dates
Session 1: Tuesday 6 December
Session 2: Tuesday 13 December
Both between 1.00pm – 3.30pm

12Click here

If you have any questions/concerns about the contents or method of delivery of this course, or if there are any ways that we can assist you with your learning, either prior to or during the session, please make contact with Jo on safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk. We will do our best to facilitate your requirements. Please do this as soon as you have booked onto the course.

Click here for the Leadership training flow chart.

Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) Induction Course

This stand-alone course is aimed at any person taking on the role of Parish Safeguarding Officer and / or, for existing Parish Safeguarding Officers.

The aim of this course is to equip learners with an understanding of the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer and induct them into key working practices and relationships.It is delivered over a 3-hour session.There is a short piece of reflective work to complete afterwards.Feedback so far indicates that this course is assisting in empowering PSO’s to understand their role and provides a networking opportunity to develop relationships with the DSA and other people in the same role as you.

The available dates and links to book are as follows:

CourseDelivery/VenueDateTrainersCapacityBooking link
2022/07Face to Face
Carlisle – St Elizabeth’s Church,
Arnside Road, Harraby, CA1 3QA
Wednesday 22 June 2022
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Jill and Jo20Click here
2022/08Face to Face –
Crosthwaite Sunday School Room
Keswick
Monday 12 September 2022
5.30pm – 8.30pm 
Jill and Jo20Click here
2022/09Face to Face –
Cartmel Priory - The Priory Church of
St Mary and St Michael, Cartmel, LA11 6QD
Wednesday 14 September 2022
10.30 – 1.30 pm
Jill and Jo20Click here
2022/10Virtual via Zoom
Wednesday 19 October 2022
Evening 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Jill and Jo12Click here
2022/11Virtual via ZoomWednesday 30 November 2022
1.00 – 4.00pm
Jill and Jo12Click here

‘Train The Trainer’ Training

This one-day course is being offered to those who would like to have the confidence to deliver the Basic and Foundation level of Safeguarding training at a face-to-face level in their parishes.It will provide an overview of the content and materials available for both courses and will assist in developing participants skills in being able to deliver these levels face to face to those whom require it.Please contact Jo Van Lachterop - safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk to register your interest in attending and seek further information.

This role is one which people can offer to do as much or as little as they like in, and we are looking to build a community of support for these trainers.

For those who are interested in this area of work we are asking:

  • Attendance at one of the train the trainer days (details below)
  • Spend some time preparing for this course
  • Be prepared to deliver at least one course by the end of January
  • Feel confident to deliver training to adults
  • It is someone with some safeguarding knowledge either from a role in the church or their workplace

Course 2022/01 - Wednesday 12 October 2022 – Venue TBC

Course 2022/02 - Saturday 5 November 2022 - Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith, CA11 0HT

Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse 2021

The new online Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse 2021 training course has been launched and is available to complete via a portal. The recommended time allowance is 1.5 - 2hrs.

Click here to access the course.   

The aim of this course is equip participants to engage thoughtfully and proactively with the issue of domestic abuse and those affected.

The outcomes of the course are to enable the learner to:

  • Identify the typologies of domestic abuse and survivor groups.
  • Explore myths, barriers, stereotypes and impacts of domestic abuse particularly in a faith context.
  • Reflect on how your own beliefs and values and the stories and narratives that they bring impact on your responses to survivors and perpetrators.
  • Evaluate the needs of domestic abuse survivors to support them effectively, including referral pathways and the roles of supporting agencies.
  • Identify safeguarding actions to protect victims or those at risk whilst also understanding the limitations and boundaries of your role.

The required attendees are:

  • Anyone holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission (clergy, PtO, Readers, LLMs)
  • Bishops Visitors / Pastoral Visitors
  • Safeguarding Officers
  • Ordinands during IME 1.
  • PCC Members / Lay Chapter Members.
  • Staff at Theological Education Institutions with student facing roles.
  • Members of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel.

It is also recommended that Persons holding any other pastoral role within the Church complete the course.