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The Church of England has a safeguarding learning and development framework which ensures that training is available to everyone in every Church of England community to enable them to safeguard children and adults and to work and worship safely together. The framework was approved by the House of Bishops in December 2015 and has been revised and reissued in January 2017.
A full range of Safeguarding training opportunities are available as listed in this brochure. To find out who is required to complete which training modules please see the tables in the brochure.
Core modules (beginning with ‘C’) are either recommended or required for those in named roles. Specialist courses are either essential or desirable depending on the role or in some cases they are indicated as being relevant to a role.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and Diocesan Training and Development Officer are available to advise on training and other safeguarding practice issues.
Each online module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and are free to all.
The course is accessible via the National Safeguarding Training Portal here:
Guidance on what to do in order to access the course is available in this document here:
NB: When entering your Parish name please use the full name or Parish code (available from your PSO). E.g St Stephens, Southmead or Benefice and Parish of Southmead, not 'St Stephens'.
It is the responsibility of the PCC or equivalent leadership group to ensure that they arrange appropriate training for their staff and volunteers. The Diocese of Bristol supports this by making available trainers to deliver to deliver the C1 or the S1 training courses locally in Parishes. Please note that most trainers are volunteers. They have stepped forward to take on this important role and as such the support of parishes using their services is required to manage the booking and administration of the course. It is important that trainers’ time is used efficiently and as such there is a minimum number of 10 for a training session. Where it is possible to do so Parishes are encouraged to arrange courses in partnership with neighbouring Parishes.
In order to request a C1 Safeguarding Foundation course or an S1 Safer Recruitment course please complete the form and return to email@example.com
Safeguarding Training Courses provided by the Diocese can be booked here.