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.
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.
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.
Please note this training consists of session 1 and session 2 which are each 90 minutes in duration, and are run a week apart. In order to complete this training successfully, it is imperative that you attend both sessions, complete the pre programme work and the post training reflective account. This information will all be sent to you in a separate email following booking.
The available dates are as follows:
By booking onto the date for session 1, you will automatically be enrolled onto the corresponding date for session 2.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to facilitate your requirements. Please do this as soon as you have booked onto the course.