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…

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 23 October 2019


10.00am-12.30pm St James’ Church Rooms, Calf Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JQ
Wednesday 20 November 2019 7.00-9.30pm St James’ Parish Centre, Coleford Road, Bream, Gloucestershire, GL15 6ES

To book a place on any of these please contact 


Refresher Training Dates (for those in parishes who have already attended C1/C2)

(This is also known as Parish C5) 

If you are a member of one of our parishes who is looking to refresh your knowledge about safeguarding and has attended our C1/C2 safeguarding training sessions before, this training is for you. These sessions will go over key information about safeguarding, explain new guidelines and introduce you to new local organisations and initiatives in the area.

Wednesday 23 October 2019 7.00-9.30pm St Lawrence Hall, 33 Countess Lilias Rd, Cirencester, GL7 1UD
Wednesday 6 November 2019 7.00-9.30pm St James Church Rooms, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6JG

To book a place on any of these please contact 



Our refresher C5 safeguarding training is for Clergy, Readers and PTO’s who have previously attended our C3 safeguarding training.

If you are a member of Clergy, a Reader or a PTO who has not attended our C3 safeguarding training, please contact to book onto a C3 safeguarding training session. The next C3 training will be on 9 October at Church House.

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.


C5 Training Dates

Wednesday 16 October 2019  9.30am –1.00pm Parliament Room, Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY
Wednesday 13 November 2019  9.30am –1.00pm Parliament Room, Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY

To book a place on any of these please contact 


Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Training

The Diocese of Gloucester, in partnership with Restored, are running Domestic Abuse workshops.

This year we have three dates for our domestic abuse training. These workshops are always well reviewed and our delivered with GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service) and the police. Please do book on through

Wednesday 27 November 2019 7.00 – 9.30pm St James Church Centre, Coleford Road, Bream, Gloucestershire, GL15 6ES
Wednesday 4 December 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Laud Room


To book a place on any of these please contact 

The Mission and Ministry Team are hosting two training events, alongside key agencies and individuals to support parishes in creating accessible spaces for worship. Whilst there are not safeguarding sessions, they have strong links to safeguarding, with a focus on supporting and ministering to vulnerable and isolated people in local communities. For more information and to book directly via Mission and Ministry, follow the links below:

Livability ‘More than Welcome’ (all welcome)

Liturgy, creativity and inclusion (for anyone who leads worship, lay or ordained)

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. 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

Deanery meetings

Becca and Brett will be visiting each deanery this year. At the meeting there will be feedback from the parish checklist and some time spent talking through the parish safeguarding handbook and how to use it with all its online resources and links.

This is not safeguarding training, dates for forthcoming training can be found through this link.

These meetings are aimed at parish safeguarding officer, parish clergy and churchwardens.

Invitations will be being sent out by each deanery. If you would like to come please email so that we have an idea of numbers.


Deanery Date Time Venue
Cheltenham Tuesday 15 October 2019 1930- 2100 St Paul’s Church Cheltenham
Severn vale Wednesday 08 October 2019 19:30- 21:00 St Mary’s Newent


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