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.
Monday 4th February 2019 12pm to 3pm* - St Paul's, Wheatley Park DN2 4HN
Thursday 7th February 2019 9am to 12pm - Doncaster Minster DN1 1RD
Thursday 14th February 2019 1pm to 4pm - St Wilfrid's, Cantley DN4 6QR
Monday 18th February 2019 1pm to 4pm - St Mary the Virgin, Ecclesfield S35 9XY
Saturday 23rd February 2019 9am to 12pm - St Peter's, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
Tuesday 27th February 2019 1pm to 4pm - St Bartholomew's, Maltby S66 8JB
Monday 18th March 2019 6pm to 9pm - Christ Church, Endcliffe S11 8RQ
Wednesday 20th March 2019 6pm to 9pm - All Saints Church, Ecclesall S11 7PQ
Monday 25th March 2019 6pm to 9pm - All Saints Church, Ecclesall S11 7PQ
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 26th January 2019 9am to 12pm - St John Evangelist & St Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe S63 9JY
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Peter's, Ellesmere S4 7EP
Sessions for Parish Safeguarding Officers and Churchwardens
- Thursday 24th January 2019 10am to 2pm* - St Alban's, Wickersley S66 1ES
- Monday 11th February 2019 10am to 2pm* - St Mary the Virgin, Ecclesfield S35 9XY
- Wednesday 6th March 2019 10am to 2pm* - St Peter's, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
Sessions for Youth Leaders
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 6pm to 9pm - Doncaster Minster, Doncaster DN1 1RDCancelled due to low numbers
- Monday 11th March 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Thomas, Wincobank S9 1LS
- Thursday 7th May 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Alban's, Wickersley S66 1ES
C3 Training, required for those holding a license, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a Bishop - Ordained and Lay
Thursday 7th March 2019 9:30am to 4:30pm - St Alban's, Wickersley S66 1ES
Tuesday 9th April 2019 9:30am to 4:30pm - St John's Parish Centre, Ranmoor S10 3GX (not suitable for those with mobility problems)
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 9:30am to 4:30pm - St Peter's, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
We are now offering C3 training split over two evenings particularly for SSMs who are unable to make a whole day training:
- Mondays 28th January & 18th February 2019 6pm to 9pm - Shirley House next to St Andrew, Psalter Lane S11 8YL
- Wednesday 13th & Tuesday 19th March 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Alban's, Wickersley S66 1ES
- Tuesdays 16th & 30th April 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Mary Magdalene, Campsall DN6 9AH
S1 Training, safer recruitment training for Safeguarding Children Officers, Safe Church Representatives, CCPAS Lead Recruiters and CCPAS Additional Recruiters
- Wednesday 23rd January 2019 6pm to 9pm - St Peter's Church Hall, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
- Tuesday 29th January 2019 10am to 1pm - Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield S1 1HA - Fully booked
- Thursday 4th April 2019 1pm to 4pm - Christ Church, Fulwood S10 3RT
S3 Training, Responding to Domestic Abuse - specialist training those who specifically deal with domestic abuse such as clergy and authorised pastoral workers.
- Wednesday 16th January 2019 1pm to 5pm - Christ Church, Fulwood S10 3RT
- Wednesday 6th February 2019 12pm to 4pm* - St Thomas, Kilnhurst S64 5TX
- Thursday 21st March 2019 12pm to 4pm* - St Peter's, Warmsworth DN4 0TW
- Wednesday 10th April 2019 12pm to 4pm* - Christ Church, Fulwood S10 3RT
We will provide light refreshments such as coffee/tea & biscuits for sessions marked with * which run over lunchtime. Please feel free to bring your own lunch to these sessions.
A light lunch will be provided for the full-day C3 sessions.
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.
Members of your church can be booked onto a session you are hosting by using a Group Booking Form