Safeguarding Training

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

Leadershipface 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  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  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…

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 Deanery
Wednesday 29 January 10am – 1.00pm Bream Church Centre, Coleford Road, Bream, GL15 6ES Forest South
Thursday 20 February 6.30pm – 9.30pm St David’s Church, Moreton in Marsh  GL56 0LN North Cotswold
Wednesday 11 March 1.30pm – 4.30pm Holy Trinity, Tewks, GL20 5NA Tewkesbury and Winchcombe
Wednesday 25 March 10am – 1.00pm Community Centre, Newent Road, Highnam,  GL2 8DG Severnvale
Thursday 30 April  6.30pm – 9.30pm St Nicholas Church Cheltenham
Wednesday 13 May  6.30pm – 9.30pm St George’s Church, Cam, GL11 5PQ Wotton
Wednesday 27 May 10am – 1.00pm St. Peter’s Church Framilode, , GL2 7LJ Stroud
Wednesday 17 June 1.30pm – 4.30pm Lysons Hall, Hempsted Gloucester
Wednesday 15 July  6.30pm – 9.30pm St Andrew’s Churchdown Severnvale
Thursday 17 September  6.30pm – 9.30pm St Katharine’s Hall,  Matson Gloucester
Wednesday 30 September 10am – 1.00pm St Mary’s, Charlton Kings Cheltenham
Wednesday 14 October  6.30pm – 9.30pm St Lawrence, Chesterton Cirencester
Thursday 5 November 10am – 1.00pm St James’s Church, Chipping Campden North Cotswold
Thursday 12 November  6.30pm – 9.30pm TBC Stroud

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!


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