Safeguarding Training Update – Winter 2022

Author: Ruth Walker

Published on: 10 January 2023

As 2022 draws to a close, I would like to sincerely thank not only all those who have actively engaged in our Safeguarding Pathways, but also the huge numbers who took the new Safeguarding Basic Awareness and Safeguarding Foundations online modules

The uptake of training throughout the year has been so positive, and has demonstrated a real commitment to Safeguarding within many Parishes and Church Communities.

The shaping of a culture of Safeguarding is a responsibility which lies with each and every one of us as individuals, as well as our respective Church communities. Maintaining and updating Safguarding Training is an important element of this, as well as ensuring there is support for all those who have a role within the Church to effectively recognise and respond to possible situations of abuse, whilst promoting and implementing best safeguarding practice to promote a safer Church for all. Further details may be found on the Diocesan website:

We should also, at this time of year, be very mindful that the Festive Season may be a difficult time for many, and for a variety of reasons personal to those individuals. Some may feel an increased sense of vulnerability or isolation over this period, for which we need to have a heightened awareness. Should you, or someone you know have any queries or concerns, we are as a Safeguarding Team all here to
support you, and may be contacted on 01603 882345, or at

However, from 23rd December 2022 to 3rd January 2022, please see the highlighted box (below) for contact details over this period.

Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish you all, a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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Ruth Walker

Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer

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