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Safeguarding Training

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

Everyone who works for and/or volunteers for churches, parishes and worshipping communities within the Diocese of Derby needs some level of training.

Safeguarding Training Matrix From March 2024




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

Basic and Foundations are national e-learning courses.

Domestic Abuse Awareness is available on Zoom or in-person.

Leadership and PtO are available on Zoom or limited in-person.

Safer Recruitment is available as a national elearning course and available on Zoom

Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) Induction/Refresher is only available on Zoom.

Basic, Foundation and Safer Recruitment can be done by delegates individually at home. Places must be booked onto all other courses.

Each term we offer up to two ‘in person’ Training Days delivering Basic, Foundations and Leadership. These take place at venues across the diocese and are provided only for those unable to do e-learning or Zoom sessions. For more information on bookings please contact amanda.sandland@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 has resources and support relevant to their role or that of DBS Administrators.

Safeguarding training courses

Select a course to view and book

  • Basic Safeguarding Awareness +

    The Basic course (formerly C0) is for everyone who has contact with the public, whether face-to-face or on the phone. It 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. It generally takes between 60 and 90 minutes See More
  • Safeguarding Foundation Training +

    Foundations Training (formerly C1) is for those who hold responsibility for the safeguarding of others within church settings and activities. It 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.  It generally See More
  • Safeguarding Leadership Training +

    The Leadership Course 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. Others in the church are also welcome to attend, as training adds to culture change in the church. The evaluation See More
  • PtO (Permission to Officiate) Safeguarding Training +

    This course is for readers with PtO, and for clergy with PtO who are not heavily involved in ministry, unless the Bishop’s Office requires certain delegates to do the Safeguarding Leadership course instead.    2024 PTO/04 - Wednesday 10th July 1-3.45pm - Zoom - Book Here If you are not able to join any of the courses above please email amanda.sandland@derby.anglican.org to be placed on a waiting list to be contacted about future courses.   Safeguarding training courses   See More
  • Raising Awareness and Responding Well to Domestic Abuse Training +

    This course is required for all PCC members, churchwardens, clergy, readers, and many other church officers. It is delivered in one 90-minute session either on Zoom or in-person. It highlights this area of abuse which is a major issue in many of our communities, and looks at the indicators of abuse in the home context and how we respond. There are now many dates available for both Zoom sessions and in-person sessions throughout the diocese See More
  • Safer Recruitment and People Management Training +

    This session is for clergy, PSOs, and anyone responsible for appointments and line-management. This course explores the national Safer Recruitment and People Management guidance. It is increasingly clear that safeguarding issues often arise when a safer recruitment process has not been followed, or corners have been cut. This course can be done as a national e-learning course available online via the Church of England Training Portal, which takes about 75 minutes to complete. If you See More
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