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.


Saturday 22nd July 2017 9am-1pm - St Peter, Greenhill S8 7FN


We will be taking a break over the summer but if you have a group of about 20 people and would like us to run a training event for you please contact Chris Herbert on 01709 309152 or via email at


Tuesday 5th September 2017 6:30-9:30pm - St Alban, Attercliffe S9 5AY

Thursday 14th September 2017 10am-1pm - St James, Doncaster DN1 3AW

Tuesday 19th September 2017 6-9pm - All Saints, Woodlands DN6 7RS

Thursday 28th September 2017 6:30-9:30pm - All Saints, Ecclesall S11 7PQ


C2 Trainingfor anyone in a leadership role in their church


Tuesday 26th September 2017 6-9pm - St Polycarp, Malin Bridge S6 4TE


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.