~ Please find information below about training provision and dates ~

Our training coordinator, Lucy, is currently planning training for delivery throughout 2022. Although we hope to deliver some training face to face, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation online training will continue to be a part of the landscape. We are also exploring hybrid options – so watch this space!

If you need to do training but do not have access to the internet please get in touch with Lucy who will talk through the alternatives she has put in place. We will continue to review the situation over the coming months.

To contact Lucy: [email protected] or 01522 504057. 

*For any support needs with the Church of England training portal, please contact them directly on: [email protected] – unfortunately the CofE training page is not managed by the Diocese of Lincoln and therefore we are unable to help with accessing passwords or resetting accounts.

 *Please note that the training is incremental - to undertake a course as outlined below you MUST first complete the preceding module* 


Who gets what training in the Parish? *(Adapted from: Parish Safeguarding Handbook, 2019)

Basic Awareness and Foundation courses:

The Basic Awareness and Foundation courses can be completed by any member of the congregation, to support awareness raising and a culture of support and vigilance in the Church.

However, it is recommended that those in the following roles be encouraged to complete them: Vergers, Servers, Welcomers, Caretakers, Refreshment Helpers, Shop Staff, Sidespersons, Flower Arrangers, Administrative Staff, Bell-ringers, Choir Members / Music Group Members (including Sound/ AVTechnicians).

Please scroll down for information on how to access and book onto training, and for reasons the stipulated safeguarding training is required. Please refer frequently back to this table for training requirement updates, as we receive them from the National Safeguarding Team.

Core training requirements:

Role

Basic Awareness (C0)

Foundation (C1)

Leadership (C2)

Domestic Abuse Awareness

Safer Recruitment

Incumbent and clergy, including those who hold PtO

X

Licensed lay ministers eg. Readers

X

Authorised Lay Ministers

X

Volunteers working with children / vulnerable adults

X

X

X

Leaders of groups with children / vulnerable adults

X

X

X

DBS / Lead Recruiters

X

X

X

Parish Safeuarding Officers

Churchwardens

*It is advised Churchwardens undertake C2 Leadership training, where their church is in vacancy

X

X

X

PCC Members

X

X

Bell Tower Captains

X

X

X

Bell Ringers

X

X

X

X

Coffee morning / group volunteers

X

X

X

X

Cleaners, flower arrangers, gardeners, other volunteers

X

X

X

X

Those involved in the recruitment of volunteers

X

X

X


C0 - Safeguarding Basic Awareness Module:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the Basic Awarenesscourse in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website.
  3. The reports are regularly checked and individual training profiles held in the diocese will be updated.

C1 - Safeguarding Foundation Module:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the Foundation Module course in the ‘Online Courses’section of the website.
  3. The reports are regularly checked and individual training profiles held in the diocese will be updated.

C2 - Safeguarding Leadership Module 

The Leadership (C2) course is delivered either in one 3 hour session or by two 1.5 hour sessions. Where learning is delivered across two sessions, you must be available for both dates provided AND you must have completed both the Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) courses (as outlined above) beforehand to have covered the necessary fundamental safeguarding information.

To book a place on a course, please email [email protected]

Course

Session A

Session B

Time

Venue

1

13/02/2023

17/02/2023

10.00 - 11.30

Zoom

    2

  01/03/2023

    08/03/2023

 14.30 -16.00

Zoom

    3

  16/03/2023

 

09.30 - 13.00

Zoom

    4

  27/03/2023

    30/03/2023

14.00 - 15.30

Zoom

    5

  04/04/2023

 

09.30 - 13.00

Zoom

   6

  06/04/2023

    07/04/2023

10.00 - 11.30

Zoom


Safer Recruitment Training:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the Safer Recruitment and People Managementcourse modules in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website.
  3. Lucy will be automatically notified of their completion and so you do not need to send us your certificates.

Modern Slavery:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the two Modern Slavery & Human Traffickingcourse modules in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website.
  3. Lucy will be automatically notified of their completion and so you do not need to send us your certificates.

Domestic Abuse Awareness training (newly released through CofE learning platform)

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the Domestic Abuse Awareness course modules in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website.
  3. Lucy will be automatically notified of their completion and so you do not need to send us your certificates.

Why should I do safeguarding training and what training should I do?

The safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable in our society lies at the heart of the Gospel we are privileged to share. Our churches should be places of security and safety for all. As those who share in the public ministry of the Church, we bear a responsibility for ensuring that our own care for the vulnerable is well informed, and meets the standards required by the diocesan policies for the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.

Safeguarding training is mandatory for many roles, both within church and in secular spaces. Church of England safeguarding training is delivered in the church context and requires delegates to take part in a safeguarding training session at least once every three years. Renewal of authorisation, permission to officiate (PTO), and the take-up of a new position in the diocese also require the appropriate levels of safeguarding training to be met.

Failing to complete the correct level of training or DBS Checks, may invalidate your church insurance and the Charities Commission has strict guidelines on Trustee Training.

*Please note that the training is incremental - to undertake a course as outlined below you MUST first complete the preceding module*