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Last updated 12th September 2019

Safeguarding Training 2019

Introduction

 

The Church of England requires everyone who holds the Bishop’s license or commission to attend safeguarding training every three years.

 

This includes Clergy, Readers, Commissioned Pastoral Assistants - all PCC members, Church Wardens, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators, PCC Safeguarding Leads and all volunteers and paid workers who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults

 

The link below takes you to an article by the Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby, Deputy Lead Bishop for Safeguarding and Chair of the Training & Development Working Group which explains why safeguarding training is mandatory in certain roles.

Safeguarding Training - an optional extra? - The Church of England 

 

Blackburn Diocesan Safeguarding Training Strategy 2019/20

 

Everyone should complete the C0 online module followed by either the C1 online module or a C1 & C2 combined course depending on their role in church.

All clergy should complete the C0 online module followed by the C3 Clergy course plus the two specialist modules S1, Safer Recruitment and S3, Responding Well to Domestic Abuse.

 

C1 & C2 combined courses can be delivered by arrangement in your church or parish. (Please complete this form and return it to Julie Grimshaw) Parish Safeguarding Training Booking Form or for further enquiries contact  Julie Grimshaw, Safeguarding Administrator on:

E: julie.grimshaw@blackburn.anglican.org

T: 01254 503088

 

Please see the guide below to check which course you need to attend and to book a place via EVENTBRITE (Please note - if a training courses needs to be cancelled for any reason e.g. low attendee numbers or adverse weather conditions you will be notified by email directly via Eventbrite - please check your email before attending in the event that your course has been cancelled)

 

For more information contact Julie Grimshaw, Safeguarding Administrator on:

E: julie.grimshaw@blackburn.anglican.org

T: 01254 503088

 

The Core Modules 

C0 – BASIC SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS

This is an e-learning awareness raising sessions that looks at the church context and should be completed by everyone including Clergy before progressing on to subsequent courses. 

C1 - FOUNDATION

This module is now available as an e-learning session and should be completed by those  not needing to progress to subsuquent courses.

 

These modules can now be completed online by following the link below.
 

Access the C0 and C1 courses here

 

Clergy

All clergy must attend C3 and then attend a refresher session, C5, every three

years thereafter. (Please note the C5 refresher is not yet available)

 

Book a C3 session here

Date Time Venue

Booking Link

Tuesday 17th September 2019 10am - 3pm  Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton

 

Readers & Commisioned Pastoral Assistants, All PCC members, Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinators, Church Wardens, PCC Safeguarding Lead, Volunteers (with responsibility for activities for vulnerable groups) & paid workers

All the above roles must attend the C1 & C2 Combined Course and then attend a refresher session, C5, every three years thereafter. In addition, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators and those involved in recruitment must attend the specialist module S1 Safe Recruitment. S1 is attended once only and is not renewable every three years.

 

Book a C1 & C2  Combined  session here

Date Time Venue

Booking Link

Thursday 5th September 2019 10.00am - 1pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Saturday 12th October 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Tunstall Village Hall, Church Lane, Tunstall, LA6 2RQ Tunstall
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 1.00pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Tuesday 5th November 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Wednesday 6th November 2019 6.00pm - 9.00pm Parish Room, St Bartholomews, Colne Colne
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 1.00pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton

 

The Specialist Modules

S1 Safer Recruitment

 

This module looks at statutory guidance and legislation in relation to safer recruitment and helps participants to develop a deeper understanding of The Church of England’s recruitment procedures, especially safer recruitment procedures and increase confidence in carrying out the recruitment process. Who must attend? Incumbents, Priests-in-Charge, Team Vicars, clergy with particular responsibility for parish safe recruitment, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators, PCC Safeguarding Leads and Parish Identity Verifiers must attend. The module may be desirable for other roles that have responsibility for carrying out the recruitment process in the local church.

 

Book an S1 Safe Recruitment session here

Date Time Venue

Booking Link

The S1 Safer Recruitment module will soon be available as an elearning module - update and how to access the course will be available soon.      

 

S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse

 

This module examines issues relating to domestic abuse, especially for vulnerable groups and children in the context of adult abuse, and how the Church can respond well to this. Who must attend? Anyone holding the Bishop’s Licence or Permission to Officiate, Spiritual Directors, Pastoral Visitors, Leaders of children/adult’s activities, Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral safeguarding officers, Senior staff teams, Churchwardens, Youth Workers.

 

Book on S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse here

Date Time Venue

Booking Link

Monday 16th September 2019 1.30pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Thursday 10th October 2019 10.00am - 12.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Tuesday 26th November 2019 1.30pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Thursday 5th December 2019 10.00am - 12.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton