The safeguarding team provides training in how to recognise abuse and what to do about it. The training is available to ordained clergy, churchwardens, youth workers, parish safeguarders, pastoral care teams, those in other leadership team such as bell-tower captains and anyone who works or volunteers with children or vulnerable adults.
All clergy, (including PTO clergy) readers and safeguarding people should attend safeguarding training at least once every three years.
You are welcome to attend wherever you are from in the diocese, unless otherwise stated. To book your place please email Victoria Christophers or call 01749 685149. Training is 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated.
The morning covers the Church of England Core 1 session from the new Safeguarding Learning and Development Guidance. This is for anyone working in a face-to-face role with children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable. This includes all Clergy, Readers and Parish Safeguarding Officers/appointed persons and anyone who may need a DBS to carry out their role.
In the afternoon is the new Specialist 1 session which covers Safer Recruitment including DBS checks. This is for anyone who has a role in recruiting staff or taking on volunteers for any church roles. You are welcome to come to just the morning or to stay all day.
The 2-hour evening training sessions will be a shortened Core 1 session and there will be an expectation that to make up the third hour attendees will study the policies online here in their own time.
November 15th at 7.00 pm (2 hour session)
All Saints Hall in Stoke sub Hamdon – please contact Anne Thomas at Stoke Sub Hamdon for more information and to book a place.
Electronic DBS Application Forms
Tuesday 15 November – The Old Deanery (10am to 1pm)
An electronic system is now being phased in to process DBS applications. If you are involved in recruitment within the diocese and wish to learn more on how to use the system, please attend this training. Ongoing training will also be available as this system will eventually supersede paper-based applications forms.