Following the Government’s most recent guidance regarding COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all training booked until the end of April. This includes Foundation and Refresher safeguarding courses as well as Domestic Abuse Awareness courses. The decision regarding training in May will be made closer to the time.

The team will be working remotely for the foreseeable future and can be contacted in the following ways:

Penny Turner, Deputy Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 01522 504080/07432 522412 or [email protected]

Gemma Marks-Good, Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA) : 01522 504079/07487 242910 or [email protected] 

Sam Suddery, Case Worker: 07712 321361

Lucy Russell, Safeguarding Training Coordinator: [email protected] or [email protected]

Kate Mitchell, Safeguarding Team Administrator: 01522 504068/07701 364466 or [email protected]

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; it 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.

Lucy is the Safeguarding Training Coordinator and has taken over the management of the Foundation Training programme. She is currently in the process of ensuring that we provide adequate levels of training throughout the diocese. A number of Deanery Trainers have now been safely recruited and they are available to deliver some Foundation training sessions. We would welcome enquires from any people who would be interested in taking on the voluntary role of Deanery Trainer for their local area. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Lucy by email or on 01522 504057.

Training Requirements

Basic Awareness Training:

This can be accessed in a variety of ways:

  1. The national Church of England Training Portal, https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ - please register. The Basic Awareness course can be located in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website. The reports are regularly checked and individual training profiles updated.
  2. Contact [email protected] for a paper copy of the training materials to be posted.
  3. Contact [email protected] for a copy of the training materials to be emailed directly.

Who should access the Basic Awareness Training?

PCC members (PCC members are also encouraged to attend the Foundation training in their parish).

Anyone attending a Foundation or Leadership training session should complete the Basic Awareness in preparation for their face to face training session.

Foundation Module Training:

Although we would recommend the face to face training when possible, there is an alternative Foundation course online via the national Church of England Training Portal, https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/ - please register. The Foundation course can be located in the ‘Online Courses’ section of the website. The reports are regularly checked and individual training profiles updated.

Face to face training session:

Saturday, 4th April 2020 – West Pinchbeck Village Hall, West Pinchbeck - CANCELLED

Tuesday, 7th April 2020 – St Oswald’s Church, Crowle - CANCELLED

Thursday, 16th April 2020 – Village Hall, Stoke Rochford - CANCELLED

Tuesday, 28th April 2020 - Skirbeck Holy Trinity Church, Boston - CANCELLED

Tuesday, 5th May 2020 – St George’s Hub, Stamford, 14.00-17.00

Wednesday, 20th May 2020 - Kirkby on Bain School, Kirkby on Bain, 18.00-21.00

Saturday, 23rd May 2020 – Trinity Church, Louth, 13.30-16.30

Saturday, 24th October 2020 – Trinity Church, Louth, 14.00-17.00

If you have a group of people (10+) needing training please email the team at [email protected] or call Lucy Russell on 01522 504057 or 01522 504068 to discuss booking your own training session.

Who should attend the Foundation Module training?

Authorised lay ministers, church wardens, parish safeguarding officers, pastoral assistants (e.g. those who take Holy Communion to the housebound unsupervised), leaders of groups for children or vulnerable adults, children’s and young people’s workers, Bell Tower Captains, church administrative staff, servers, spiritual directors, home visitors, other volunteers (anyone else not qualifying for the Leadership Module) including PCC members are welcome to attend.

Church wardens and parish safeguarding officers should attend this training but they may also find the Leadership training beneficial.

Leadership Module Training:

Further training dates and venues for 2020 will appear here.

Who should attend the Leadership Module training?

The Leadership Module training is mandatory for clergy who hold the Bishop’s licence and are in employment; readers who hold the Bishop’s licence; clergy and readers with PtO (whether retired or not). This training module may also be beneficial for parish safeguarding officers and church wardens.

Refresher Module Training:

Saturday, 18th April 2020 – Wesleyan Chapel, Heckington - CANCELLED

Monday, 20th April 2020 - Caythorpe - CANCELLED

Saturday, 23rd May 2020 – Trinity Church, Louth, 09.30-12.30

Tuesday, 16th June 2020 – All Saints’, Winterton, 18:00-21:00

Wednesday, 17th June 2020 – Church Street Rooms, Corby Glen, 13:30-16:30

Saturday, 18th July 2020 – St Francis, Cleethorpes, 09:30-12:30

Saturday, 12th September 2020 – St Hugh’s, North Hykeham, 09:30-12:30

Saturday, 19th September 2020 – St Nicolas Church Hall, The Vista, Spalding, 09:30-12:30

Saturday, 7th November 2020 – St Peter and St Paul's, Healing, 09:30-12:30

Who should attend the Refresher Module training?

The Refresher Module is a safeguarding refresher course for anyone who has already completed the Foundation or Leadership module, and is within 4 months of their certificate expiry date. To check your eligibility, please contact [email protected] or call 01522 504057/504068.

Domestic Abuse training:

Although these are not part of the mandatory training schedule these training sessions proved so popular in 2019 so another series of dates have been organised for 2020.

All the sessions will run from 10.00-15.00. Refreshments will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own lunch.

Please contact our administrator on [email protected] or call 01522 504068 to book.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 - Edenham Regional House, Church Ln, Edenham, Bourne, PE10 0LS - CANCELLED

Monday, 18th May 2020 - Church of Saint James, 10 Church St, Spilsby, PE23 5DU

Wednesday, 10th June 2020 - St Michael and All Angel's Church, Kent Road, Brookenby, LN8 6EW

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - St Hugh’s Church, Ashby Rd, Scunthorpe, DN16 2AG

Monday, 5th October 2020 - Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PU

Domestic Abuse training is also available online. Please access the Domestic Abuse Awareness module on the Lincolnshire County Council training platform. You may already have an account or you may need to register. There is a Help and Support link for anyone who needs technical help.

  1. Click the following link: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/safeguarding/lscp
  2. Click ‘Training’ from the Contents list.
  3. Click either ‘Login to access training’ to access your account or ‘Register to access training’ to create a fresh account.
  4. If registering, select ‘Lincoln Diocese – other’ when prompted, as your group. Follow further registration instructions.
  5. Search for Domestic Abuse in ‘Learning’ then ‘Available learning’ section.
  6. Send a copy of your certificate to [email protected]

Safer Recruitment Training:

For Safer Recruitment training, please access the Safer Recruitment module on the Lincolnshire County Council training platform. You may already have an account or you may need to register. There is a Help and Support link for anyone who needs technical help.

  1. Click the following link: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/safeguarding/lscp
  2. Click ‘Training’ from the Contents list.
  3. Click either ‘Login to access training’ to access your account or ‘Register to access training’ to create a fresh account.
  4. If registering, select ‘Lincoln Diocese – other’ when prompted, as your group. Follow further registration instructions.
  5. Search for Safer Recruitment in ‘Learning’ then ‘Available learning’ section.
  6. Send a copy of your certificate to [email protected]

Contact:
Please contact the safeguarding administrator on 01522 504068, Lucy Russell on 01522 504057 or email Safeguarding if you would like to book a place on any course.