New look training for 2020
Basic – some training that can be done online for those just needing a basic awareness of safeguarding
Foundation – some training that can be done online for those in `helper’ roles in a church/worshipping community
Leadership – face to face training in groups for those who have responsibility for activities with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
There will also be Online Safer Recruitment training early in 2020 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.
Who needs to do what training:
We have created a table showing who needs to do training and at what level. Click here to view table. If you have any queries then please contact the team. Parish Safeguarding Officers/PCCs will need to ensure that you keep a record of who has completed their training so people can be prompted when a three year refresher training is due. There is a template form for you to complete to help you with this – click here. So when you are clear who is doing what level of training and when it is needed – you can set things up so people can either book in to a Leadership session (details of dates, times and venues) below; or arrange to complete the training on line by visiting safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org and this will explain how to set up your local account and send links to the people that need the training,
For all those coming up to their three year refresher training in 2020 just check the role they have now and arrange for them to complete either the `helper’ level Foundation online or book on to a Leadership session (see below) which ever is the most appropriate to them.
Basic and Foundation
For those just needing a basic awareness of safeguarding or those in `helper’ roles in a church/worshipping community. It is easy to get online and access the training. To complete the training online visit safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org and this will explain how to set up your local account.
Leadership – Parishes
For those who have responsibility for activities with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Face to face training sessions. The sessions are 3 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
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.
Update: Due to coronavirus we have had to postpone all training. We are hoping to hold training from this Autumn using the Zoom application. Watch this space.
Leadership – Clergy
The diocesan central team will arrange training directly with all clergy, PTOs and Readers.
We have received some very positive feedback about the new training, and the online training, but of course with changes will come lots of questions and clarity seeking – so of course please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!
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! https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/about-us/safeguarding/