Training provision during Covid-19:

Please find information below about training provision and dates.

Our training coordinator, Lucy Russell, is currently planning training for delivery throughout 2021.

If you have looked at the information below and you still need further support from Lucy, please contact her directly: [email protected] or 07701 364466. 

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


C0 - Safeguarding Basic Awareness Module:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the Basic Awareness 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.

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 

We are now offering the new C2 Leadership course across 2 sessions on Zoom. 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 Russell at [email protected]  . Please check back here periodically for updates to delivery. Training organised so far is:

Course Number 1st Session Date Time 2nd Session Date Time
3 12.04.2021

1030-1200

14.04.2021

1030-1200

4

FULLY BOOKED

24.04.2021

0930-1100

24.04.2021

1130-1300

5

26.04.2021

1830-2000

28.04.2021

1830-2000

6

FULLY BOOKED

04.05.2021

1400-1530

06.05.2021

1400-1530

7

Reserved course for LST

8

11.05.2021

0930-1100

13.05.2021

0930-1100

9

17.05.2021

1830-2000

19.05.2021

1830-2000

10

24.05.2021

1200-1330

26.05.2021

1200-1330

11

29.05.2021

0930-1100 

29.05.2021

1130-1300 

12

05.07.2021

1830-2000

08.07.2021

1830-2000


Safer Recruitment Training and other online training provided by Lincolnshire County Council:

Safer Recruitment training is available for anyone involved in the recruitment process, including anyone involved in the safer recruitment process in the parish (such as processing of DBS checks). Lincolnshire County Council have developed a module to cover the necessary elements of recruiting and details of how to access the course are in the section below.

Details about the DBS system and contact details for the DBS administrator can be found here.

LCC provide a wealth of additional training for free, including Domestic Abuse and Safer Recruitment training. This fantastic resource can be accessed by anyone, so why not take this opportunity to up-skill? 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] 

Modern Slavery:

  1. Please visit the Church of England training portal to register
    https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/
  2. Locate the two Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking 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.

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

  • Basic awareness:
    • All PCC members should undertake this training as a minimum
    • It is highly recommended to undertake this module, prior to the Foundation Module
  • Foundation Module:
    • Church wardens
    • 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
  • Leadership Module
    • All 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)
    • Parish safeguarding officers
    • Authorised lay ministers