In short, everyone who works for and volunteers for the Diocese of Derby needs some level of training.
This includes all clergy, readers, PtOs, church officers, PCC members, Derby Church House Staff, Deanery Administrators, parish officials, church volunteers and, of course, Parish Safeguarding Officers and Deanery Safeguarding Officers.
The training is divided into Core and Specialist Modules. The Derby Diocese Safeguarding Training Matrix 2020 shows which training is required and which is recommended for a variety of roles and can be downloaded for reference. This is subject to regular change as the National Safeguarding Team and the House of Bishops respond to recent reports and implement changes.
The five modules which are most usually needed and are listed below. Some of these are available online or delivered within the Diocese through ‘Zoom’ sessions. We are currently not able to deliver any Safeguarding training in ‘face-to-face’ sessions.
To view and book on one of our Safeguarding training courses, please go to our list of training events here.
Bookings can also be made at www.DerbySafeguarding.eventbrite.com
Safeguarding training can raise sensitive issues. If you want to talk to a trainer prior to attending a course please contact the Safeguarding Team.
The Pathway to Safeguarding Training document explains more about the training system and gives examples of who needs to complete which training course.