Safeguarding Training Information & Dates
The National safeguarding Team has been working on the development of online training programmes and has now launched the first safeguarding course available online. The C0 course is a basic awareness safeguarding programme recommended for anyone with a role in church. It is an introduction to what safeguarding means and the different types of abuse that children or adults can be at risk of. The course is not intended to replace face-to-face classroom training being provided by the diocesan safeguarding team but is useful, as a starter, for anyone who hasn’t done safeguarding training, or has a gap of 3 years or more since doing training.
If you have leadership role or a role working with vulnerable groups (children or adults) you will need to attend another level/s of safeguarding training relevant to your role. For some roles that are not eligible for a DBS (such as the caretaker, servers or welcomers), the C0 is sufficient.
Full instructions on how to access the C0 are available here:
If you have other questions or would like to discuss the C0, please contact Chris Herbert, the Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer on 01709 309152 or via email at email@example.com
The Safeguarding team is rolling out a programme of safeguarding training that will be a mix of regular safeguarding and specialist modules (some of which are still to be developed by the National Safeguarding Team). The following sessions are currently being offered:
C1 Training, for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who has contact with children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.
Thursday 23rd August 2018 9am to 12pm - St Leonard & St Mary's Church, Armthorpe DN3 3AD
Wednesday 5th September 2018 9am to 12pm - St George's House, Doncaster DN1 1RD
Tuesday 11th September 2018 6pm to 9pm - St John the Baptist, Penistone S36 6DH
Saturday 15th September 2018 9am to 12pm - St John the Baptist (Newton Memorial Hall), Chapeltown S35 1SX
Tuesday 25th September 2018 6pm to 9pm - Mortomley St Saviour's Church, High Green S35 3HS
C2 Training, Leadership level training for those who have safeguarding leadership roles or those leading activities for children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.
Saturday 13th October 2018 9am to 1pm - Mortomley St Saviour's Church, High Green S35 3HS
Monday 3rd December 2018 6pm to 9pm - St Thomas Church, Kilnhurst S64 5TX
Sessions for Parish Safeguarding Officers and Churchwardens
- Wednesday 19th September 2018 6pm to 9pm - St Thomas Church, Kilnhurst S64 5TX - Fully booked
- Tuesday 2nd October 2018 10am to 2pm - St John's Parish Centre, Ranmoor S10 3GX
Sessions for Youth Leaders
- Wednesday 3rd October 2018 6:30pm to 9:30pm - St Thomas Church, Crookes S10 1UL
Safeguarding Training for retired clergy and readers with PTO
- Thursday 27th September 2018 10am to 2pm - St Alban's Church, Wickersley S66 1ES - Fully booked
- Wednesday 28th November 2018 10am to 2pm - Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield S1 1HA
C3 Training, required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - Ordained and Lay
Tuesday 30th October 2018 9:30am to 4:30pm - Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield S1 1HA
Wednesday 5th December 2018 9:30am to 4:30pm - St Thomas Church, Kilnhurst S64 5TX
We are now offering C3 training split over two evenings particularly for SSMs who are unable to make a whole day training:
Tuesday 4th & 18th September 2018 6pm to 9pm - St John's Church, Deepcar S36 2QX
Wednesday 10th & 24th October 2018 6pm to 9pm - St Laurence's Church, Adwick-le-Street DN6 7AD
Tuesday 6th & 20th November 2018 6pm to 9pm - St John's Parish Centre, Ranmoor S10 3GX
S1 Training, safer recruitment training for Safeguarding Children Officers, Safe Church Representatives, CCPAS Lead Recruiters and CCPAS Additional Recruiters
- Wednesday 12th September 2018 6pm to 9pm - St Laurence Community Centre, Adwick-le-Street DN6 7AD (not suitable for those who cannot manage one flight of stairs)
- Wednesday 7th November 2018 6pm to 9pm - St Mary's Church Hall, Rawmarsh S62 6LT
S3 Training, specialist training those who specifically deal with domestic abuse such as clergy and authorised pastoral workers. There will only be one or two sessions of this training per year.
- Thursday 13th December 2018 10am to 2pm - St Peter's Church Hall, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
To book a place on any of these events please complete the booking form, and return to Sue Lamprell, Diocesan Safeguarding & DBS Administrator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Church House, 95-99 Effingham Street, Rotherham S65 1BL. Alternatively, you can book a place by phoning Sue on 01709 309151.
In case there is a need to cancel an event through unforeseen circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions e.g. snow/flooding etc. or illness of the trainer, attendees will be contacted, using the details provided on their booking form, a minimum of 2 hrs before the event.
If you would like to offer your church/church hall as a venue for one of our events please complete a venue booking form in full and return to Sue Lamprell at the address above.