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.

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

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