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Safeguarding Training

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

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 July 2021 shows which training is required and which is recommended for a variety of roles. safeguarding matrix july 2021

The matrix, which can be downloaded here for reference, 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 only able to offer a very limited number of Safeguarding face-to-face training sessions to people who cannot access training online.

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

Nick Harding is currently working with the Diocese of Derby 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  

For example training paths for various a variety of roles please download the Diocese of Derby Safeguarding Training Matrix.

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. There is no bar to others completing this who don’t ‘qualify’, See More
  • Raising Awareness and Responding Well to Domestic Abuse Training +

    This specialist training is required training for clergy, lay ministers and all those with Bishop’s licence, and PSOs. It is recommended for pastoral teams, churchwardens, and other church officers. The session lasts for a maximum of 2.5 hours, and includes a mix of discussion, input, case study, and videos. There is a small amount of preparation to do at home before the course. The module covers who is most affected by domestic abuse, explores elements See More
  • Safer Recruitment 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. This course is normally delivered in person, face-to-face. We are now able to offer a See More
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