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:

Introducing C0 Safeguarding

If you have any questions about the C0 course, please look at the Frequently Asked Questions 


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


Training Dates

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.

  • Wednesday 25th April 2018  6pm to 9pm - Christ Church, Heeley S2 3AE - Fully booked

  • Tuesday 1st May 2018  6pm to 9pm - St Stephen's Church, Netherthorpe (The Vine) S3 7PL

  • Thursday 3rd May 2018  9am to 12pm - St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, Todwick S26 1HN

  • Thursday 31st May 2018  9am to 12pm - St John's Parish Centre, Ranmoor S10 3GX

  • Monday 4th June 2018  1pm to 4pm - Christ Church, Ardsley S71 5EF

  • Saturday 9th June 2018  9am to 12pm - St Mark's Church, Grenoside S35 8PR

  • Wednesday 13th June 2018  6pm to 9pm - Christ Church, Endcliffe S11 8RQ

  • Thursday 14th June 2018  9am to 12pm - Christ Church, Ardsley S71 5EF

  • Tuesday 26th June 2018  6pm to 9pm - St Helen's Church Hall, Thurnscoe S63 0RH

C2 TrainingLeadership level training for those who have safeguarding leadership roles or those leading activities for children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.

General Leadership

  • Thursday 5th July 2018  6pm to 9pm - St Mary's Church, Wheatley DN1 2NR

Sessions for Parish Safeguarding Officers and Churchwardens

  • Wednesday 20th June 2018  10am to 2pm - St Peter's Church, Warmsworth DN4 0TW - Fully Booked
  • Wednesday 19th September 2018  6pm to 9pm - St Thomas Church, Kilnhurst S64 5TX 

Sessions for Youth Leaders

  • Saturday 19th May 2018  9am to 1pm - Holy Cross Church, Gleadless Valley S14 1 LG 

Safeguarding Training for retired clergy and readers with PTO

  • Wednesday 16th May 2018  10am to 2pm - Christ Church, Fulwood S10 3RT

  • Tuesday 26th June 2018  10am to 2pm - All Saints Church, Woodlands DN6 7RS

  • Tuesday 3rd July 2018  10am to 2pm - St John's Parish Centre, Ranmoor S10 3GX

  • Thursday 27th September 2018  10am to 2pm - St Alban's Church, Wickersley S66 1ES

C3 Training, required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - Ordained and Lay 

  • Wednesday 11th July 2018  9:30am to 4:30pm - Church House, Rotherham S65 1BL

We are now offering C3 training split over two evenings particularly for SSMs who are unable to make a whole day training:

  • Tuesday 8th & 22nd May 2018 6:30pm to 9:30pm - St Thomas Church, Kilnhurst S64 5TX

  • Tuesday 29th May & 19th June 2018  6pm to 9pm - St Andrew's Church, Psalter Lane S11 8YL


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 26th April 2018  9am to 1pm - Christ Church, Fulwood S10 3RT


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 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.