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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 of England Safeguarding Training Portal.  If you have difficulties accessing the portal, logging on or share an email address with someone else who also uses the portal please contact the portal administrators by email at elearning@safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org as this is managed nationally and we are unable to help.

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. 

If you have parishoners who cannot complete online training please email judie.fogarty@derby.anglican.org detailing the number of people and the parish name and location so we can add this infomation to a waiting list of those requiring face-to-face training.


Safeguarding training courses

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  • 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
  • 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. In all other cases, the Safeguarding Leadership Training course should be completed. Cohort 1: Wednesday 26th January, 9.30-12.15pm –  Cancelled Cohort 2: Tuesday 8th February, 9.30-12.15pm – Cancelled Cohort 3: Tuesday 1 March, 6.30-9.15pm – Book Here  Cohort 4: Thursday 31st March, 9.30-12.15pm – Book 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 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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