Safeguarding training - overview
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The House of Bishops' policies Promoting a Safe Church (2006), Protecting All God's Children (2010) and the recommendations from the Chichester report all highlight the importance of regular safeguarding training for:

  • Everyone who works with children (under 18) or adults who are vulnerable;
  • Everyone in a position of authority or trust;
  • Everyone who holds a Bishop's Licence or has the Bishop's Permission to Officiate. 

Legislation, government policy and good practice guidelines relating to safeguarding change on a regular basis and it is important to keep up to date with these changes by attending appropriate training.

The Diocese of Coventry provides a range of different safeguarding training events which are all free of charge.  Booking is essential since there's a limited number of places at each event.

ONLINE BASIC SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS TRAINING (C0)

We are aware that safeguarding training is a difficult subject and can raise issues for some people about past or current experiences. If you are a survivor of any kind of abuse please think carefully about completing this module online. You may wish to consider completing the module with a friend or in a group. Alternatively you may wish to complete the module face to face with one of the Diocesan trainers, if this is the case please contact one of the team by telephone 02476521324 or e-mail safeguarding@covcofe.org

For more information about this module please click here.

C1: SAFEGUARDING FOUNDATION MODULE

 

C1: SAFEGUARDING FOUNDATION MODULE covers the essential basics of safeguarding children and adults.  

This two and half hour training session is for:

  • Everyone who works with children (under 18) or adults who are vulnerable;
  • Parish Safeguarding Officers;
  • Churchwardens;
  • People in a position of responsibility or leadership within the church;
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about safeguarding in the Church.

Please click here for further details, including information about how to book a place.

C2: SAFEGUARDING LEADERSHIP MODULE

C2: SAFEGUARDING LEADERSHIP MODULE carries on from the C1 Foundation course.  

This two and half hour training session is for:

Everyone in a leadership role in the church including

  1. Parish Safeguarding Officers;
  2. Churchwardens;
  3. People in a position of responsibility or leadership within the church;
  4. Anyone who wants to learn more about safeguarding in the Church.

Please click here for further details, including information about how to book a place.

C3: SAFEGUARDING FOUNDATION & LEADERSHIP FOR CLERGY & READERS

The training is 6 hours long this will either be a full day training or over 2 evenings. 

For further details, including information about how to book a place  click on the C3: Safeguarding Foundation & Leadership for Clergy & Readers link on the right hand side.

Please click here for further details, including information about how to book a place.

Parish Safeguarding Officer Training

Annually we run Parish Safeguarding Officer information evenings which usually includes any new information from the Nation Safeguarding Team  Dates for 2019 will be on the website soon.

 

S1: Safer Recruitment Training

S1: SAFER RECRUITMENT MODULE

This training is for Clergy, Parish Safeguarding officers and others involved in Safer Recruitment

The course covers:

  • Safer Recruitment for volunteers and paid staff
  • The nine steps of Safer Recruitment
  • DBS eligibility

Please click here for further details, including information about how to book a place.

 

S3: Raising Awareness & Responding Well to Domestic Abuse

S3: RAISING AWAENESS & RESPONDING WELL TO DOMESTIC ABUSE

This training is for all Clergy

The training is a full days training from 9.30am - 4pm and covers:

  • Domestic Violence/Abuse and who is most affected
  • Explore how to support those facing domestic abuse
  • Explore key theological issues
  • Look at what churches can do
  • Take away with ‘One thing you can do’

Incorporating exercises and case studies

Lunch is provided.