Safeguarding training

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 published in April 2021.

All church officers and volunteers are required to undertake some level of safeguarding training full details are contained within the Diocesan Training Strategy has been adopted for 2020 - 2023 and is available here.  If you are unsure of the level of training needed, please do seek advice from the Safeguarding Team.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and Diocesan Training and Development Officer are available to advise on training and other safeguarding practice issues.

Leadership Safeguarding Training and PSO Induction Courses provided by the Diocese can be booked here.

Online Safeguarding Modules

There are a number of modules available to complete online:

Basic Awareness


Domestic Abuse

Modern slavery

Each online module takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and are free to all.

The courses are only accessible via the National Safeguarding Training Portal here:

The content of safeguarding training can be distressing for some people. If there is any reason that you are unable to access the training online i.e. not computer literate or would struggle with the content of the training or accessing it on your own, please contact your PSO or the safeguarding team to discuss alternatives. Likewise if you have started a module and find the material distressing, please stop and contact the safeguarding team for support.


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