Safeguarding Training

New look training for 2021

Basic – This is an excellent introduction to safeguarding training that can be done online locally for those needing that introduction or awareness for their role.  It is open for anyone to complete, regardless of their role, including members of congregations. Training can be accessed at

Foundation – This module builds on the Basic Awareness module and can also be completed online.  This workshop has been updated nationally and now includes the right level of training for many of our local parish roles where in the past a higher level module may have been appropriate, and this is also the right level 3yr refresher level training for many parish posts so please do check out  the list below).

Training can be accessed at

Leadership – Currently being delivered on line by our safeguarding team with others, this is a “face to face” course (currently being delivered via Zoom) spread over two 90 minute sessions and requires some background reading and submitted work prior to the sessions. The module is for all those in specific leadership roles in a parish setting and those with the Bishop’s Licence (stipendiary and self-supporting clergy, and Readers).

Please refer to the list below for details of who needs to complete which module(s).

PTO Clergy Training – a bespoke safeguarding workshop is currently being developed by the national team and we will be in touch with these clergy as soon as we are able to deliver this for you.


PTO Clergy with specific roles – we’ll be in touch with you directly as your role may require you to undertake Leadership training specifically.

For PTO Clergy , if you have completed Leadership level training within the last 3 years, you will not be expected to completed any further core safeguarding training until your fresher training is due and we will be in touch with you directly so don’t worry!

For Parish Safeguarding Officers – There will be Online Safer Recruitment training early in 2021 for all those involved in the recruitment of staff and volunteers working with children young people and adults, and we will keep you posted on when that is ready so you can work out locally with your incumbent who should attend the training

If you need any advice at any time please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us here in the HR and Safeguarding Team, we know that everyone is so busy and there is a lot to take in, but we are here to help!

Who needs to do what training:

Some national changes have been made to our training modules and levels of training required, so please do check out this table that details who needs to do what level of training and what records need to be kept locally.  If you have any questions please do get in touch with Laura or one of the team.




Basic Online Training (C0)







This is an online training course can be accessed through CofE training portal.  All records kept by the parish so that refresher training and other records can be maintained


Required for the following roles;

  • All PCC members
  • Caretakers
  • Those on rotas or who generally support activities such as servers, welcomers/sidespeople, Bellringers
  • Recommended for anyone interested in safeguarding generally
Foundation Level Online Training   (c1)

NB anyone who is refreshing their training will not need to complete the C0 online course first.


NB anyone needing to train at this level for the first time will need to complete the C0 Basic online first.



This is an online training course accessed through CofE training portal.  All records kept by the parish so that refresher training and other records can be maintained.





Required for the following roles;

  • Churchwardens
  • Children and family workers and Youth workers
  • Sunday school leads and Worship leaders
  • Pastoral Assistants
  • Music/Choir Directors
  • Required for bell tower captains or those training children and adults
  • Where the PCC determine this is appropriate for a specific role
  • Server trainers
Leadership level (c2)

(This may not always appear to be clear so do call the safeguarding team for advice)





ZOOM training module (x2sessions)


Please check out the dates of sessions below, but check before booking if you are unsure if this is the right level for your needs/role.



Required for:

  • Parish Safeguarding Officers
  • Churchwardens when a parish is going into or planned to be in a vacancy
  • Anyone else with a significant leadership role not already covered in any of the other categories. (Including, but not limited to: employed staff :children/youth/student ministry leaders, lead community outreach workers for parishes and pastoral leads)




C2 training dates  – please not that both sessions one and two have to be completed in order to receive a completion certificate.

To book a place or if you have a question please contact Laura Evans at or visit our website for more information.

Session 1 Date Session 2 Date Times
Wednesday 6 October Wednesday 13 October 7.30 – 9.00pm
Thursday 14 October Thursday 21 October 10.00 – 11.30am
Wednesday 20 October Wednesday 27 October 1.00 – 2.30pm
Wednesday 10 November Wednesday 17 November 7.30 – 9.00pm
Thursday 11 November Thursday 18 November 10.00 – 11.30am


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