Online and face-to-face training events.
The Diocese of Norwich is working towards creating a church which is safer for everyone. Active engagement with safeguarding training supports all those who have a role within the Church to effectively recognise and respond to possible abuse and implement best safeguarding practice.
The Church of England’s Practice Guidance: Safeguarding Training & Development, published in July 2019, provides the framework for safeguarding training across all Church of England communities. This also sets out the core safeguarding training modules which are a mandatory requirement for particular Church roles (please see below). The training requirements set out are very ambitious and the programme for the period Autumn 2019-Spring 2020 is designed to achieve a balance between the various competing priorities we are working with.
Sian Griffiths, Diocesan Assistant Safeguarding Advisor (Training Lead)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are sorry to have to inform you that we are currently only able to provide a restricted training calendar for face to face training modules. This relates most specifically to the C2 (Leadership) Module, which we are currently only able to provide on Zoom. C0 and C1 are however both available online (see below) and are therefore unaffected.
This has arisen due to COVID-19 restrictions necessitating all training to be online, combined with our Safeguarding Trainer having left during the summer. The resulting reduction in capacity, as well as the much smaller numbers we can accommodate via Zoom, has therefore led to a temporary reduction in the courses we can offer.
The requirement for C2 is: participation in two sessions, as well as some individual preparation and follow up work. At present we are having to prioritise those who are required to undertake the Leadership module in order to continue to be licensed.
We are very committed to providing safeguarding training for all those of you who require it. The safeguarding trainer post will be replaced and we will return to a full programme of training as soon as possible, hopefully in the New Year.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sian Griffiths, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.
Booking and general administrative queries:
Brenna Wells at email@example.com or 01603 629001
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C0 Basic Awareness Module
C0 is the basic safeguarding awareness module. This course is required by anyone who will be going on to complete Foundation or Leadership training. It is also available to anyone interested in safeguarding. To access this training go to Church of England’s Safeguarding Training Portal. You will need to register and set up an account before accessing the training – so please follow the instructions on the Safeguarding Training Portal.
If you have any problems with accessing the Safeguarding Training Portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
C1 Foundation Module
C1 is the foundation safeguarding module, which situates safeguarding in the context of the Church and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively recognise and respond to possible abuse.
This course is required by anyone who 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 can be accessed online via Church of England’s Safeguarding Training Portal
C2 Leadership Module
C2 is the leadership safeguarding module, which explores roles in implementing parish safeguarding procedures and responding to serious situations and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to embed healthy parish safeguarding practices. C1 must be completed by participants in advance of attending C2 session.
This course is required by anyone who has safeguarding leadership responsibilities or is leading activities in their church role with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults.
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency and ongoing guidance the C2 Leadership module will currently only be available via online training hosted on Zoom. This will involve participation in two consecutive sessions, and follow-up activities to support your learning.