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Safeguarding Training

From this page you can view and book safeguarding training sessions.

In short, everyone who works for and/or volunteers for the Diocese of Derby needs some level of training.

Safeguarding Training Matrix May 2022

The matrix, which can be downloaded here for reference, is subject to change as the National Safeguarding team and House of Bishops implement changes.

The five modules which are most usually needed are listed below. Please note: Basic, Foundations and Domestic Abuse are national e-learning courses. Other courses (Safer Recruitment, Leadership, PSO Induction and PtO) must be completed on Zoom by booking in to a course.

We are now offering an optional Domestic Abuse drop-in session for anyone who has completed the national e-learning Domestic Abuse course, where issues can be discussed and questions answered. Please book onto this in the normal way, following the link below. 

Each term we offer two ‘in person’ Training Days delivering Basic, Foundations and Leadership. These take place at venues across the diocese and are provided only for those completely unable to do e-learning or Zoom sessions. For more information on bookings please contact judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org

Nick Harding delivers the training for Derby Diocese. For more information on the content of training please contact nick.harding@derby.anglican.org

Parish Safeguarding Officers should also see the Resources for Parish Safeguarding Officers page which lists specific training which is applicable only to their role or that of DBS Administrators.


Safeguarding training courses

Select a course to view and book

  • Safeguarding Foundation Training +

    This replaces the old C1 training. Those who hold responsibility for the safeguarding of others within church settings and activities must complete the Safeguarding Foundation 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 See More
  • Safeguarding Leadership Training +

    The Leadership module replaces the old 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. Due to the current level of demand for those required to See More
  • PtO (Permission to Officiate) Safeguarding Training +

    This course is for readers with PtO, and for clergy who are not heavily involved in ministry. It can only be accessed if the Bishop’s Office has specifically directed the participant to this course.  If you have been directed to take this course  please email judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org to be placed on a waiting list if you are not able to attend any of the courses below and we will contact you once new dates are available. In See More
  • Raising Awareness and Responding Well to Domestic Abuse Training +

    This is a national e-learning course which covers information about the many aspects of Domestic Abuse, and how we and the church can respond well. Please book into this course through the National Safeguarding Portal  Domestic Abuse Drop-in We are providing an optional additional ‘drop in’ session on Zoom for anyone who has completed the national e-learning Domestic Abuse course. During this session issues can be discussed and questions answered. We will also look at See More
  • Safer Recruitment and People Management Training +

    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. To book a place on a Safer Recruitment and People Management course please choose one See More
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