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Last updated 13th January 2021

Safeguarding Training Programme 2021

Due to the ongoing public health restrictions, face to face, diocesan safeguarding training courses remain postponed until further notice. The Leadership Pathway is now available via Zoom and the Foundation and Basic Awareness courses are still available online (to see which course you are required to complete, please see the information below)

The Leadership Pathway is about leadership and cultural change, the people who participate should be those who play a lead role in shaping the culture of the Church body concerned. This will usually include:

  • Anyone holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission.
  • Cathedral Canons (who are not engaged in the Senior Leadership Pathway)
  • Safeguarding Officers in all Church bodies
  • Honorary Bishops
  • Teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions who are delivering the Leadership Pathway
  • Safeguarding Lead in TEIs

To book a place on one of the Leadership Pathway courses please follow the link on your chosen course below (please note you must be available to attend both sessions)

Course No


Time (both workshops)

Session 1

Session 2

Course 1


10-11.30am 16 January

23 January

Course 2


2-3.30pm 28 January

4 February

Course 3


10.30-12noon 1 February

8 February

Course 4


7- 8.30pm 10 February

17 February

Course 5 Monday 10.30-12noon 15 February 22 February
Course 6 Wednesday 7-8.30pm 24 February 3 March
Course 7 Thursday 7-8.30pm 4 March 11 March
Course 8 Monday 10.30-12noon 8 March 15 March 
Course 9 Monday 2-3.30pm 8 March 15 March
Course 10 Wednesday 7-8.30pm 24 March 31 March

The Basic Awareness and Foundation Pathways have undergone significant revision and now cover the necessary safeguarding learning outcomes for those roles no longer mandated to attend the Leadership Pathway (the Basic Awareness and Foundation Pathway courses are Required for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who has contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. 

Anyone not required to attend the Leadership Pathway should complete the Basic Awareness & Foundation courses online which can be accessed here: Register here

Anyone needing to refresh their training after 3 years should complete either the Leadership Pathway or the Basic Awareness and Foundation Pathways as outlined above

Please note the Raising Awareness & Responding to Domestice Abuse and the Safer Recruitment courses are suspended until further notice

Sharon Hassall & Simon Bass (November 2020)