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 sessions 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.

C1/C2 Training Dates

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018   FULL 10.00am-12.30pm St Peter’s Church, Framilode 
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 7.00-9.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Eastbury Close, BS35 1DR
Wednesday 30 January 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Tewkesbury & Winchombe Deanery
Wednesday 27 February 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Cirencester Deanery
Wednesday 27 March 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Severn Vale Deanery
Wednesday 24 April 2019  7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Cheltenham Deanery
Wednesday 22 May 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Wotton Deanery
Wednesday 19 June 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Forest South Deanery
Wednesday 17 July 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Gloucester Deanery
Wednesday 25 September 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc in Stroud Deanery
Wednesday 23 October 2019 10.00am-12.30pm Venue tbc in North Cheltenham Deanery
Wednesday 20 November 2019 7.00-9.30pm Venue tbc

To book a place on any of these please contact

Please watch this space for 2019 dates which we hope will be finalised by mid September.


Our safeguarding training called C3 is for Clergy, Readers and PTO’s.

These sessions are mandatory for Clergy, Readers and those with Permission to Officiate and should be attended every three years. The Safeguarding Team keep track of attendance and will remind people automatically when their refresher training is due. The Team will be in touch with all those requiring training directly to book them onto these sessions, however please do get in touch if you think you need to attend and have not heard from the team.

C3 Training Dates

Wednesday 19th and 26th September 2018
(both evening sessions must be attended)
6.00pm – 9.30pm Committee Room, Church House
Saturday 13th October 2018 10.00am – 3.00pm St Matthews Church, Cheltenham
Wednesday 14th November 2018 10.00am – 3.00pm Parliament Room, Church House
Wednesday 23 January 2019 10.00am – 3.00pm Parliament Room, Church House
Wednesday 13 February 2019 10.00am – 3.00pm Parliament Room, Church House
Wednesday 13 March 2019 6.00pm – 9.30pm Committee Room, Church House
Wednesday 3 April 2019 10.00am – 3.00pm Parliament Room, Church House
Wednesday 15 May 2019 10.00am – 3.00pm Parliament Room, Church House

To book a place on any of these please contact


Domestic Abuse Training

The Diocese of Gloucester, in partnership with Restored, are running Domestic Abuse workshops. To find out more information, click the link here:


Wednesday 5 December 2018 10.00am – 12.30pm Parliament Room, Gloucester Cathedral
Wednesday 5 December 2018 7.00 – 9.30pm St Georges, Tuffley, Gloucester
Wednesday 12 June 2019 7.00 – 9.30pm Venue tbc in Cirencester Deanery
Wednesday 27 November 2019 7.00 – 9.30pm Venue tbc in Forest South Deanery
Wednesday 4 December 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Laud Room

To book a place on any of these please contact


Safer Recruitment Training

This workshop is aimed at those who are recruiting paid staff or volunteers into roles within churches. The focus is on Safer Recruitment and good HR practice. We do not have any upcoming training dates for this workshop as yet but to register your interest, please contact


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 Gloucester Cathedral, who can be reached at

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