Deanery Workshops

Brett Riches and Becca Faal from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team are running safeguarding workshops for parishes. These will be delivered on zoom and are aimed at incumbents, parish safeguarding officers and churchwardens.

We will be covering:

  • An introduction to the Parish Dashboards – a new way for you to audit and keep track of the safeguarding arrangements in the parish.
  • An overview of the current training requirements.
  • A demonstration of how to use the safeguarding portal to access resources and training.
  • An opportunity for you to share good practice with others in the area.
  • Sharing resources on communicating safeguarding with children and young people.
  • Space for questions about anything else related to safeguarding.

This event is not safeguarding training, but if you would like to attend training please visit our Core Training page to find details of how to access the basic awareness (C0) and foundation (C1) sessions online. Parish safeguarding officers and churchwardens where the parish is in vacancy are asked to attend leadership training (C2). In addition to PSOs and Churchwardens, anyone else with a significant leadership role in a parish is asked to complete the leadership module. This includes but is not limited to: employed children/youth/student ministry leaders, lead community outreach workers for parishes and pastoral leads. The leadership module is currently delivered across two sessions, via Zoom. Please visit our Core Training page to find details.

Deanery Workshops 2021

Where: On Zoom 

To book a zoom place please contact Laura Evans at

Date Times Deanery
Thursday 21st January 7.30 – 9.00pm Gloucester City and Stroud
Thursday 11th February 7.30 – 9.00pm Cheltenham and
Tewkesbury & Winchcombe
Thursday 25th February 7.30 – 9.00pm Cirencester and Wotton
Wednesday 3rd March 7.30 – 9.00pm North Cotswold
Thursday 18th March 7.30 – 9.00pm Severn Vale and Forest South

If you can’t make the date for your deanery, do feel free to book onto another session. To book on and receive the zoom link please email

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