Who needs to have Safeguarding training?

In short, everyone who works for and volunteers for the Diocese of Derby.

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.

Currently, four sets of Core Training are available:

C0 - Basic Safeguarding Awareness (children and adults) 

Anyone who has contact with the public, whether face-to-face or on the phone must complete the C0 training. This is available online via the Church of England Website

A few face-to-face training events will be necessary for those who do not have access online.


C1 -  Safeguarding in a Church Context

All volunteers who work with children and adults, licensed ministers (other than those with Incumbent status), officers, PSLs, and Group leaders and members of the PCC are required to complete the C1 in addition to the C0. C1 is a two-and-a-half-hour, face-to-face training course. There will be some post-reading. 

An on-line version is available but only to those who are required to complete both the C1 and C2. 

Those who only complete C1 must attend a face-face training event, which can be booked here.  C1 is the baseline course for all those working with children and adults who need to understand safeguarding in the context of the church.


C2 - Safeguarding for leaders

Parish Safeguarding Links, Church Wardens, Group Leaders, Deacons, Licensed Ministers (lay and ordained without Incumbent status), Diocesan Officers and all paid workers with youth, families, children or adults will be required to complete C2. 

C2 is provided face-to-face in a three-hour (half-day) training event. There will be some post-reading.  C2 is a leadership module to be completed by those who have responsibility for staff who work with children or adults.  In the Diocese of Derby we suggest that this is the more appropriate route for Associate Priests, those with PtO and Licenced Readers as well as the PSLs and Church Wardens, to receive their safeguarding training.


C3 - Safeguarding for oversight

All Area Deans, Incumbent Status Licensed Ministers, and those with PtO who are covering during an Interregnum, plus Residentiary Canons at the Cathedral are required to complete C3.

C3 is provided as a six-hour (full day) training event. There will be some post-reading.  C3 is designed for those with an overview role of safeguarding. 

It is the preferred route for those with Incumbent status and the Residentiary Canons at the Cathedral to access the safeguarding training.


C4 - Safeguarding for senior staff

The Archdeacons, Dean of Derby, the Bishops, and all Directors at Church House (both for the DDBF and the DDBE/DDAT) are required to attend the C4 training for senior staff.



Certificates will be issued for all courses fully attended.  The trainers and the DSA will consider whether anyone who has left a training event before it has ended, can nevertheless receive a certificate or whether additional attendance is required.  If an individual can evidence (through the production of a valid certificate) attendance at a Church of England course in another diocese, this will be accepted so long as it was completed within the past two years.

Please download the Pathway to Safeguarding Training document (Word doc) for full information.


The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650



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