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Who needs to have Safeguarding training?

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.

Basic Safeguarding Awareness (C0) 

Everyone who has contact with the public, whether face-to-face or on the phone should complete the Basic Safeguarding Awareness (C0) training. The Basic Awareness course can be completed by any member of the congregation, to support awareness raising and a culture of support and vigilance in the Church. This is a pre-requisite module for completing any other core training module. This is self-directed learning available online via the Church of England Safeguarding Training Portal.

 

Safeguarding Foundation (C1)

Those who hold responsibility for the safeguarding of others within church settings and activities must complete the Safeguarding Foundation (C1) training. The Basic Awareness course can be completed by any member of the congregation, to support awareness raising and a culture of support and vigilance in the Church. This is a pre-requisite for completing Leadership training for clergy, readers, churchwardens, and others in leadership roles. This is self-directed learning available online via the Church of England Safeguarding Training Portal.

We are currently unable to deliver this around the diocese face-to-face. Once we can meet in person to deliver training again there will be a limited number of Foundation sessions offered for those unable to access on-line sessions.

 

Safeguarding Leadership (C2)

The Leadership module replaces C2 and C3 training, and is a requirement for all those who have any leadership responsibility in the church. All those with Bishop’s licence (Clergy, readers and Lay Ministers), Churchwardens, and many others who hold positions of leadership in work with children, young people or adults who may be at risk or are vulnerable must complete this course. There is no bar to others completing this who don’t ‘qualify’, as increased awareness at this level helps to communicate the importance of safeguarding within the church community.

The Leadership module is a mixture of reading and preparation work, two ‘Zoom’ sessions, and some Review and Evaluation work. To book a place on a Leadership course please contact safeguarding@derby.anglican.org.  Courses currently open for bookng are: 

Cohort 17: Monday 25 January 10-11.30am and 1.30-3pm

 Cohort 18: Tuesday 26 January and Thursday 28 January 7-8.30pm

Cohort 19: Saturday 30 January 9.30-11am and 11.30-1pm

Cohort 20: Tuesday February 9 and Wednesday February 10, 1.30-3pm

We are currently unable to deliver this around the diocese face-to-face. Once we can meet in person to deliver training again there will be a limited number of Leadership sessions offered for those unable to access on-line sessions.

 

Domestic Abuse Awareness (S3)

This specialist session is principally for clergy, readers and those involved in pastoral care in churches, as well as PSOs, but all are welcome to attend. The session identifies Domestic Abuse and who is most affected by it, the implications and theological issues, and how churches and individuals can respond and support survivors.

This course is normally delivered in person, face-to-face. We are currently working on a revised version which will be delivered through a ‘Zoom’ session. To be placed on a waiting list for this course please contact safeguarding@derby.anglican.org 

We are currently unable to deliver this around the diocese face-to-face. Once we can meet in person to deliver training again there will be a limited number of sessions offered for those unable to access on-line sessions.

 

Safer Recruitment (S1)

This session is designed for clergy, anyone in parishes responsible for appointments and line-management, and PSOs. It explores legislation and statutory and other relevant guidance which ensures safer recruitment and helps churches become more familiar with House of Bishops’ safer recruitment practice guidance. It covers safer recruitment processes and DBS checking, and how to identify and overcome any barriers to implementation.

This course is normally delivered in person, face-to-face. We are now able to offer a revised version which will be delivered through a ‘Zoom’ session. To book a place on a Leadership course please contact safeguarding@derby.anglican.org.  Courses currently open for bookng are: 

Cohort B: Thursday 7 January 7-8:30pm 

Cohort C: Wednesday 13 January 10-11:30am

Cohort D: Monday 20 January 1.30-3pm

 Cohort E: Monday 8 February 7-8.30pm

Nick Harding is currently working with Derby Diocese to develop and deliver Safeguarding training in line with the House of Bishops policy. If you have any enquiries about the training please contact Nick at nick.harding@derby.anglican.org.  For example training paths for various a variety of roles please download the Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Training Matrix.