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Last updated 22nd March 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 14  Monday 10am - 11.30am 19 April 26 April
Course 15  Thursday  7pm - 8.30pm 29 April 6 May
Course 16 Wednesday 10am - 11.30am 5 May 12 May
Course 17 Monday 7pm - 8.30pm 10 May 17 May
Course 18 Saturday 10am - 11.30am 22 May 29 May
Course 19 Wednesday 10am - 11.30am 26 May 2 June
Course 20 Monday 7pm - 8.30pm 7 June 14 June
Course 21 Monday 10am - 11.30am 14 June 21 June
Course 22 Wednesday 10am - 11.30am 23 June 30 June

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)