Safeguarding Training


Our safeguarding training called C1/C2 is for PCC members, church wardens, bell tower captains and their deputies, pastoral visitors, nominated people and those helping or leading groups for children or vulnerable adults.

The sessions are 2.5 hours long and we put on workshops across the Diocese. We cover safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, safer recruitment and you will get the opportunity to work through scenarios relating to your role.

To book on please…

  • Look at the dates and venues (below)
  • Discuss with your incumbent and nominated person for safeguarding
  • Book on by contacting us on 01452 410022 or

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries.

We would recommend that you discuss the training opportunities at one of your upcoming PCC meetings.

We sadly can’t visit every PCC so we are offering a range of sessions across the year which we hope many will attend.  We ask nominated people to check with your PCC members if they have attended training so that you can update any of your local records.

Date Time Venue
Thursday 9 November 10am – 12:30 pm Parish Centre, Cirencester    FULL

2018 Dates

Date Time Venue
Monday 15 January 7.00-9.30pm URC Centre, Cheltenham FULL
Wednesday 24 January 7.00-9.30pm St Matthew’s, Cheltenham
Wednesday 14 March 10am-12.30pm Minchinhampton
Wednesday 4 April 7.00-9.30pm St Catherine’s, Gloucester
Wednesday 21 May 7.00-9.30pm Holy Trinity, Tewkesbury

Further dates training in 2018 are being released shortly. Watch this space!


Our safeguarding training called C3 is for Clergy and Readers.

All curates have a bespoke session to the diocese which we arrange directly.

Judith’s team will contact all clergy and readers directly to book them into the core training called C3 as these are mandatory sessions. We keep track of attendance and remind people automatically when refresher training is due, every three years. We will be in touch with all Clergy and Readers directly to book them onto these sessions.

Date Venue
 Wednesday 15 November  Parliament Room, Church House
 Thursday 23 November  St George’s, Tuffley

To book a place on any of these please contact

2018 dates will be announced shortly. Watch this space!

Training News and Developments

Cathedral Volunteers

We are working with Cathedral volunteers to provide training for them, and for other important roles within the Cathedral. This training is arranged through Rebecca Paisley at Gloucester Cathedral, who can be reached at

Domestic Abuse Workshops

The Diocese of Gloucester, in partnership with Restored are running Domestic Abuse workshops as part of the National 16 Days of Action Campaign against Gender Based Violence.

The workshops will explore:
 What Domestic Abuse is and who is affected
 How we can support those affected by Domestic Abuse
 Theology relating to this topic
 How the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Service supports people who are affected
 What the Church can do
 What you can do

Becca Faal and Brett Riches, Diocesan Safeguarding Officers
Dean Stephen Lake/ Bishop Rachel/ Bishop Robert/ Canon Andrew Braddock and Mandy Marshall, Director at Restored.
Refreshments will be served at each session.

Date Time Venue
 Monday 27 November  2pm – 4.30pm  St Paul’s, Cheltenham
 Friday 1 December  10am – 12.30pm  Laud Room, Church House

A member of senior clergy will be at each session to open the event. The Police, Restored and GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service) will also be present.

In addition to the training events we are lighting up Gloucester Cathedral tower in purple to highlight the cause.

Book early to secure a space. Please email

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