Courses - Safeguarding

Church of England National Safeguarding Training Requirements

In 2017 the House of Bishops published the Safeguarding Training and Development Practice Guidance for those undertaking any role paid or unpaid within the Church of England.  

The training is divided into Core Modules C0-C4 and Specialist Modules S1 -S7.

C0 – basic awareness is mandatory for anyone who is required to attend C1 -C4.

C0 is also recommended for those who need a basic awareness of safeguarding. C0 is an online course but can also be delivered in groups.

C1 foundation is also an online course and again can be delivered in groups.

C2 leadership and C3 clergy and lay ministers are delivered face to face and are provided by the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

C4 is for senior staff and is delivered by the National Safeguarding Team.

S1 Safer Recruitment Training is specifically for Lead Recruiters and anyone responsible for safer recruitment of paid workers and volunteers.
Please note:  If you have completed or need to complete C2 (Leadership) or C3 (Clergy and Lay Ministers) Safeguarding Modules, you do not require this S1 training as it is incorporated into C2 and C3 modules.

Please click on the links above to find out how to access the on-line courses and the dates for the face to face courses.

Modern Slavery Awareness - In conjunction with The Clewer Initiative - the Church of England's Modern Slavery awareness raising initiaitve  - the Church of England has created two online courses around the issue of Modern Slavery. You will need to have registered for an account with the national safeguarding portal and then the courses can be found under 'Additional Resources'

Find the portal here


Course Content/Learning Needs

Please contact Greg Barry in the Safeguarding Team if you have any questions/concerns about the contents or method of delivery of any of the courses.

If there are any ways that we can assist you with your learning, either prior to or during the session, please make contact in the first place with Alison Jones in the Safeguarding Team.  We will do our best to facilitate your requirements.  Please do this as soon as you have booked onto the course.


The National Safeguarding Team has created a progressive training scheme. Core Modules are explained here 


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