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Safeguarding Training Programme 2020

Important Notice - All face to face safeguarding training has been suspended until further notice. The C0 and Foundation courses can still be completed online  Register here


In 2020 we are offering a new training programme in line with the new House of Bishops Training Practice and Guidance

We will no longer be delivering the combined C1/C2. Clergy C3 and the C5 refresher courses have now been discontinued.

Please note: required courses are essential attendance and recommended is best practice in accordance with the new guidance.

The Safeguarding Courses for 2020 are:

Basic Awareness (previously C0) - online course

Recommended for anyone who wants a basic awareness of safeguarding.

Foundation (previously C1) - online course

Required for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who has contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. (Every role within the church has a safeguarding responsibility).

Leadership (previously C2) - face to face course

Required for anyone who has safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsible for activities involving children and/or vulnerable adults. (Foundation (C1) will have to be completed by everyone before attending the Leadership course.

Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse and Violence (previously S3) – face to face course

Required for anyone holding a Bishops licence, commission, authorisation or PTO, Spiritual directors, Bishops visitors, Pastoral visitors and Safeguarding officers.

Recommended for Senior staff teams, churchwardens, leaders of children’s/adults activities, children and youth workers, others as relevant to role.

Safer Recruitment – online course coming soon

Required for anyone with responsibilities for DBS administering, recruiting, designated members of PCC who sit on interview panels and safeguarding officers.

Refresher courses

Required for anyone after 3 years of the initial Safeguarding training course.

If you have completed the former C1 only, your refresher course is the new Foundation (C1) online safeguarding course.

If you completed the former C1/C2 combined or the C3 Clergy course, your refresher safeguarding course is the Leadership (C2) face to face course only (you are not required to complete the Foundation (C1) beforehand).

Deanery training dates and venues will be offered throughout the year and we will no longer be taking parish requests.

Register here to access the Basic Awareness (C0) Course and the Foundation (C1) Course 

Please book onto the courses listed below by clicking on the link to Eventbrite:

Managing Sex Offenders Workshop - St Cuthberts Fulwood - Saturday 29 February 10.30am

Workshop aimed at parish safeguarding officers followed by a briefing on past case review 2 (PCR2) with an opprtunity for questions.  BOOK

Leadership Course (previously C2)

Date Time Location Deanery Eventbrite
Thurs 30 April 2020 6.30pm - 9.00pm

St Michaels on Wyre

St Michaels School, School Hall Lane, 

Preston, Pr3 0UA




Sat 2 May 2020 11am - 1.30pm Church Hall, Shady Lane,Slyne with Hest LA2 6JG Tunstall



Mon 4 May 2020 6.30pm - 9.00pm All Saints Hesketh Bank, StationRd, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6SQ Leyland



Mon 18 May



St Thomas' Hall, St Thomas Church,

St Anne's on Sea, FY8 1JL




Wed 3 June


10am - 12.30pm

Diocesan Offices, Clayton House,

Walker Office Park, Blackburn BB1 2QE

Blackburn with 




Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse (previously S3)

Date Time Location Deanery Eventbrite

Thurs 14 May



St James' Church, St James Street,

Clitheroe BB7 1HH




Thurs 21 May



St John the Evangelist, Preston Rd,

Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7PS




Sat 23 May 2020 11am - 1.30pm Church Hall, Shady Lane, Slyne with Hest LA2 6JG Tunstall



Safer Recruitment

Wed 10 June


6.30pm - 9pm

St James Church, Stopes Brow

Lower Darwe, BB3 0QP

Blackburn with





Rachael Campion
November 2019