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Last updated 21st January 2019

Training Programme 2019

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 

 

Blackburn Diocesan Safeguarding Training Strategy 2019/20

 

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

 

 

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 (e-learning)

This session which will be an e-learning module, refreshes and deepens personal knowledge on the practice of safeguarding. (C5 will not be available until 2019)

 

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

Friday 15th February 2019 10am - 3pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Wednesday 20th February 2019 10am - 3pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Tuesday 19th March 2019 10am - 3pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Wednesday 15th May 2019 10am - 3pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE 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

Wednesday 30th January 2019 1pm - 4pm Holy Trinity, Blackpool

Holy Trinity

Friday 1st February 2019 10am - 1pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Tuesday 19th February 2019 1.30pm - 4.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Wednesday 27th February 2019 10am - 1pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Wednesday 6th March 2019 10am - 1pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE 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

Wednesday 10th April 2019 1.30pm - 3.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE 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

Thursday 14th February 2019 10am - 12.30pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton
Monday 18th February 2019 1.30pm - 4pm Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE Clayton