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Last updated 10th June 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
  • Bell Tower Captains and Safeguarding Leads within bell ringing groups ( Clarification from the NST -Tower Captains will undoubtedly shape the culture of the bell tower in which they are ringing, therefore they meet the criteria for participation in the Safeguarding Leadership Pathway. Safeguarding Officers within all church bodies are listed as required attendees for the Safeguarding Leadership Pathway and this would therefore include the safeguarding officer / lead of a bell ringing group.)

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 22 Wednesday 10am - 11.30am 23 June 30 June
PSO Induction Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm 23 June 30 June  FULLY        BOOKED 
Course 23 Thursday 10am - 11.30am 1 July 8 July
Course 24 Wednesday 10am - 11.30am 7 July 14 July
Course 25 Tuesday 7pm - 8.30pm 20 July 27 July
Course 26 Tuesday 10am - 11.30am 31 August 7 September
Course 27 Monday 10am - 11.30am 6 September 13 September
Course 28 Thursday 2pm - 3.30pm 9 September 16 September
Course 29 Tuesday 7pm - 8.30pm 14 September 21 September
Course 30 Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm 22 September 29 Septeember 

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)