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Last updated 5th July 2018

Training Programme 2017/18

Introduction

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

 

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 

 

The following information lists the current modules and who should attend as part of the

 Blackburn Diocesan Training Strategy 2017-2018

 

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.

 

C1 & C2 combined courses can be delivered by arrangement in your church or parish. For further enquiries please contact:  Julie Grimshaw, Safeguarding Administrator on:

E: julie.grimshaw@blackburn.anglican.org

T: 01254 503088

 

The Core Modules

C0 - Basic Safeguarding Awareness 

C1 - Foundation

These modules are e-learning awareness raising sessions that looks at safeguarding in the church context.

Please note everyone should complete the C0 Basic Safeguarding Awareness online module before progressing on to subsuquent courses.

 

C1 & C2 Combined Course - Safeguarding Foundation and Leadership for Lay People 

This session explores safeguarding in the church context, what abuse is and how to respond and report it as well as looking at the responsibilities of various roles and the implementation of safeguarding practices and procedures.

 

C3 - Safeguarding Foundation and Leadership for Clergy

This session is for clergy. It looks at safeguarding in the church context, what abuse is and how to respond and report it as well as looking at the responsibilities of clergy and the implementation of safeguarding practices and procedures.

 

C5 - Refresher

This session refreshes and deepens personal knowledge on the practice of safeguarding. (C5 will not be available until 2018)

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Please see the guide below to check which course you need to attend and to book a place via EVENTBRITE 

 

For more information contact Julie Grimshaw, Safeguarding Administrator on:

E: julie.grimshaw@blackburn.anglican.org

T: 01254 503088

 

Safeguarding training & booking on a course

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.

 

Book a C3 session here

Date Time Venue

Booking Link

Wednesday 19th September 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, ClaytonHouse Clayton
Thursday 4th October 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, ClaytonHouse Clayton
Tuesday 16th October 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 25th October 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 1st November 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 15th November 2018 10.00am - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House 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

Friday 6th July 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Blackburn, St James Blackburn
Thursday 12th July 2018 7.00pm - 9.30pm St Peter & St David Fleetwood Fleetwood
Saturday 14th July 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Haslingden, St James Haslingden
Thursday 20th September 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm Clitheroe, St James Clitheroe
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 1.00pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 10th October 2018 12.30pm - 3.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 18th October 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm Clitheroe, St James Clitheroe
Wednesday 24th October 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 30th October 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 13th November 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 21st November 2018 6.00pm - 9.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 6th December 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House 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

Thursday 26th July 2018 2.00pm - 4.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 9th October 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 17th October 2018 1.00pm - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 29th November 2018 6.30pm - 8.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 4th December 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 12th December 2018 13.30pm - 15.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton

 

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

Wednesday 11th July 2018 2.00pm - 4.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 12.30pm - 3.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Thursday 11th October 2018 10.30am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 10.30am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 20th November 2018 10.30am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Wednesday 5th December 2018 6.30pm - 9.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton
Tuesday 11th December 2018 10.30am - 1.00pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House Clayton