Training

Online training events.

NEW: Safeguarding Training Strategy 2022-2025

UPDATE:  SAFEGUARDING TRAINING – Autumn 2021

The Diocese of Norwich continues to work toward ensuring a church which is safer for everyone. Active engagement with safeguarding training is instrumental in shaping the culture, as well as supporting all those who have a role within the Church to effectively recognise and respond to possible situations of abuse, as well as implement best safeguarding practice.

The Church of England’s Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Training & Development, published in July 2019, and updated April 2021, provides the framework for safeguarding learning and development across all Church of England communities. This also sets out the core safeguarding learning pathway training modules which are a mandatory requirement determined for particular church roles and responsibilities. (please see below).

The coronavirus has meant that both nationally and locally there have had to be changes in the way that safeguarding training is offered, and therefore for the foreseeable future all training will continue to take place online. The National Safeguarding Team have updated some of the training modules, and this work is ongoing for all learning pathway levels. For example, C0 and C1 are now ‘Safeguarding Basic Awareness’ and ‘Safeguarding Foundations’ respectively, and both modules continue to be accessed online (see below).

Significant changes which will be apparent, are in relation to the ‘Safeguarding Leadership Pathway,’ and in addition, there is a new ‘Permission to Officiate Pathway’ for those whose work does not involve a high level of activity within the diocese. Both these modules are undertaken via Zoom, with small groups led by the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. In early 2022, we will also be facilitating ‘Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction’ sessions for those new to taking on the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer. Further details on each of these modules may be found below.

Dates for the modules which will be facilitated for the remainder of this year will soon available on the website, and a training plan with dates for 2022 should also be available by the end of this year.

As your newly appointed Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer, may I assure you that we as a team, remain very committed to providing safeguarding training within the Diocese, such that we may together ensure that the culture of safeguarding is integral throughout all of our church communities.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation, participation and understanding.

Ruth Walker, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer


Booking and general administrative queries: please could we ask you to use e-mail to contact us wherever possible.

 Brenna Wells at oeraan.jryyf@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet or 01603 629001

Any other queries:

Ruth Walker, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer at

fnsrthneqvat@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet or 01603 882345

 

Safeguarding Basic Awareness Module

This is a basic safeguarding awareness module, and is a requirement for all Church Officers and anyone who will be going on to complete any other safeguarding learning pathway.  It is also available to anyone interested in safeguarding. To access this training, you will need to access the  Church of England’s Safeguarding Training Portal.  You will then be asked to register and set up an account before accessing the training – so please do follow the instructions on the Safeguarding Training Portal.

If you have any problems with accessing the Safeguarding Training Portal, please email ryrneavat@fnsrthneqvatgenvavat.pbsrcbegny.bet

 

Safeguarding Foundations Module

This is the foundation safeguarding module, which situates safeguarding in the context of the Church and equips participants with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively recognise and respond to possible abuse.

This course is required by anyone who holds a role of responsibility within the Church, has safeguarding responsibilities or has contact in their church role with children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable through their role within the Church. It is also a requirement for anyone who will be going on to complete Leadership Pathway, Permission to Officiate Pathway, and Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction.

It too, may be accessed online via Church of England’s Safeguarding Training Portal

 

Leadership Module

The Leadership safeguarding module explores and reflects upon the roles in implementing parish safeguarding procedures as well as responding to serious situations. This module is for Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers, and the aim is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to embed healthy parish safeguarding practices. Safeguarding Basic Awareness and Safeguarding Foundations modules must be completed by participants in advance of attending the first Leadership session.

The Leadership module is currently only available via online training hosted on Zoom.  It involves interactive participation in a course of two consecutive two-hour sessions, a week apart, with some preparation in advance as well as follow-up activities to support your learning.

This course is required by anyone who has leadership responsibilities within the church, a church officer, or is leading activities in their church role with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults.  Priority will be given to licensed clergy and those who are required to do the training in order to be licensed.  However, those in other roles where the training is applicable to their role, should still apply to complete the training, and we will do our best to accommodate on the next available space.

Dates are listed below – you will need to attend both the sessions that you are booked on to receive your certificate. You can apply for more than one course if you wish.

Wednesday 13th October and Wednesday 20th October  10am-12noon

Tuesday 26th October and Tuesday 2nd November   10am-12noon           

Wednesday 10th November and Wednesday 17th November   10am-12noon      

Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December   10am-12noon         

Monday 13th December and Monday 20th December   10am-12noon        

Please be aware when selecting a date, that two weeks prior to the training event you will be sent a workbook which will include some preparatory work.  It is a requirement of attendance that this is completed and returned no later than 4 days prior to the first session.   

Please book by email to Oeraan.jryyf@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet

 

‘Permission to Officiate’ Module

It has been recognised that the exercise of Permission to Officiate (PtO) for both retired clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) or Readers, may vary considerably within the diocese. The Safeguarding Leadership Pathway is intended for those who are regularly involved in a high level of work and play a lead role within the Church body concerned. Therefore, those who fall into this category should undertake the full Safeguarding Leadership Pathway. However, all others of those with PtO (i.e. both Licensed Clergy with PtO and Licensed Lay Ministers  with PtO) whose role does not fit the Leadership Pathway  criterion, or do not undertake a high level of activity should undertake the Permission to Officiate’ Module.

The Permission to Officiate module will be available via online training hosted on Zoom, and involves interactive participation in a single session. As with the Leadership Module there is some preparation required in advance as well as follow-up activities to support your learning.

As with the Leadership module (C2), Safeguarding Basic Awareness (C0) and Safeguarding Foundations (C1) modules must be completed by participants in advance of attending the training.

Monday 11th October 2021 10am-12noon

Thursday 28th October 2021  10am-12noon

Monday 8th November 2021  10am-12noon

Thursday 18th November 2021  10am-12noon

Thursday 9th December 2021  10am-12noon

Wednesday 15th December 2021  10am-12noon

Please be aware when selecting a date, that two weeks prior to the training event you will be sent a workbook which will include some preparatory work.  Please can this be completed and returned no later than 4 days prior to the first session.   

Please book by email to Oeraan.jryyf@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet

 

Safer Recruitment & People Management Training

Safeguarding learning is mandatory for all posts that fall within the scope of the guidance on Safer Recruitment & People Management. The guidance may be viewed at :

churchofengland.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-e-manual/safer-recruitment-and-people-management-guidance

Learning requirements will vary according to the role and responsibility as set out in the Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework. However, all those involved in the recruitment, appointment and management/supervision of roles that fall within the scope of this guidance must undertake the training on Safer Recruitment and People Management. The aim of this training is to equip participants with an understanding of safer recruitment, as well as the skills and practices necessary to promote positive safeguarding behaviour, (and detect safeguarding risk) once a person is in role.

The online learning module for Safer Recruitment and People Management is now live on the safeguarding training portal.

To access the training, you will need to access the Church of England’s Safeguarding Training Portal and log in to your account  which you will have set up when completing your Basic and Foundation Training before accessing the training. It too, may be accessed online via safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org The link for the course is on the home page and can also be found under Online Courses.

If you have any problems with accessing the Safeguarding Training Portal, please email ryrneavat@fnsrthneqvatgenvavat.pbsrcbegny.bet  

A pre-requisite of undertaking this training module is completion of both the Safeguarding Basic Awareness (C0) and Safeguarding Foundations (C1) modules in advance of undertaking this online training.

 

Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction

Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction sessions for those new to taking on the role of the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) will be facilitated in 2022. The focus of the induction is an introduction to the role of the PSO, equip participants with an understanding of their role, and induct them in key working practices and relationships.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction will involve interactive participation in a three-hour inclusive session. Pre-reading material will be sent two weeks prior to the session, and there will be an evaluation task to complete, using materials shared within the induction session. We hope to be able to deliver this training in person, and it will be held in a central location. Everyone who attends this course must have completed the Safeguarding Basic Awareness and Safeguarding Foundations modules in advance of attending the training.

Dates are yet to be confirmed, but induction sessions are anticipated to commence in January 2022.