~ 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* Unsure which level of training you need? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a handy who-needs-what guide.


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 new C2 Leadership course is now delivered across 2 sessions, you can choose between sessions delivered on Zoom or face-to-face. We are exploring hybrid options. You must be available for both dates provided AND you must have completed both the C0 Basic Awareness and C1 Foundation courses (as outlined above) beforehand to have covered the necessary fundamental safeguarding information.

To book a place on a course, please email Lucy. Please check back here periodically for updates to delivery.

Course

Session A

Session B

Time

Venue

1

01.03.2022

03.03.2022

1330-1500

*FULLY BOOKED*

Online via Zoom

2

10.03.2022

10.03.2022

0930-1300

*FULLY BOOKED*

Face to face – St Hugh’s Church, Old Brumby, Scunthorpe

3

15.03.2022

17.03.2022

1000-1130

*FULLY BOOKED*

Online via Zoom

4

22.03.2022

22.03.2022

1000-1330

*FULLY BOOKED*

Face to face – Village Hall, Hough on the Hill

5

26.03.2022

26.03.2022

0930-1300

Online via Zoom

6

04.04.2022

07.04.2022

1330-1500

*FULLY BOOKED*

Online via Zoom

7

27.04.2022

27.04.2022

0930-1300

*FULLY BOOKED*

Face to face – Village Hall, Quadring

8

03.05.2022

05.05.2022

1400-1530

Online via Zoom

9

09.05.2022

11.05.2022

1830-2000

*FULLY BOOKED*

Online via Zoom

10

14.05.2022

14.05.2022

0930-1300

Online via Zoom

11

23.05.2022

26.05.2022

1030-1200

*FULLY BOOKED*

Online via Zoom

12

07.06.2022

07.06.2022

1300-1630

*FULLY BOOKED*

Face to face – St Mary’s Church, Horncastle


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 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 Abusecourse 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.

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

  • Basic awareness:
    • Bell Ringers
    • You must undertake this module, prior to the Foundation Module
  • Foundation Module:
    • All PCC members should undertake this training as a minimum
    • Church wardens
    • Pastoral Assistants (e.g. those who take Holy Communion to the housebound unsupervised)
    • Anyone in a role which involves work with children, young people, or vulnerable adults.
    • Tower Captains with responsibility for Safer Church Agreements, children or vulnerable adults
    • Church administrative staff
    • Servers
    • Spiritual Directors
    • Home visitors
    • Other volunteers (anyone else not qualifying for the Leadership Module) are welcome to attend
    • You must undertake this module, prior to the Leadership Module

  • Leadership Module
    • You must have undertaken both C0 and C1 training prior to this module
    • All clergy who hold the Bishop’s licence
    • Readers who hold the Bishop’s licence
    • Clergy and Readers with PtO (whether retired or not)
    • Parish safeguarding officers
    • Church wardens – when the church is in vacancy
    • Authorised lay ministers