Training Update (July 2020)
As a result of the continued social distancing the National Safeguarding Team has mandated the following for safeguarding training.
All Basic Awareness and Foundation training must be completed using the online training courses.
There are to be no face to face courses for the foreseeable future.
All specialist courses, Domestic Awareness, Safer Recruitment etc. are currently on hold and are in the process of being redeveloped.
Leadership Courses are to be held via Teams/Zoom and all Clergy will be prioritised for training at this time.
The Leadership module consists of the following:
- Pre-course workbook. This must be completed and submitted four working days before the course begins.
- 1st course – 90 minute session
- Tasks to be completed before session 2
- 2nd course – 90 minute session
- One month after session 2, 360 feedback document to be submitted
Sessions will be advertised here soon as well as booking instructions. Please note that if this is the first time that you have completed Leadership Training, you will need to provide evidence that you have completed Basic Awareness and Foundation at point of booking.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Core safeguarding training modules aim to promote a safer church across church communities from members of our congregations to our senior leaders. Whilst for some, completion of safeguarding training is an expectation as we strive to achieve best practice, for others it is a mandatory requirement for the role that they fulfil. Some form of safeguarding training should take place at least once every three years. You can find the latest safeguarding training and development practice guidance on the Church of England website.