- Safeguarding Training comprises two levels:
Level 1. A paper-based Diocesan Safeguarding Induction (Induction Training)
Level 2. Diocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Training (Raising Awareness of Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups)
It is recommended that everyone who works with children, young people or vulnerable adults should download, print and read the Induction document. Additionally, those who are committed to regular, practical involvement or who have responsibility for the organisation and management of activities for children or vulnerable adults should attend Raising Awareness of Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups once every three years.
David Butcher - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor and former police officer specialising in child and adult abuse investigation (a Reader and active member of a parish in the Diocese) leads the Safeguarding Team, with the assistance of Craig Hutton, Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator and Sally Fitch, Safeguarding Administrator. The training is endorsed by the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board and the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board.
- 2017 Training Dates-+
2017 Safeguarding Level 2 training sessions are available to book online using Eventbrite. To book a place, please click on a date below.
If you would like further information regarding the 2017 training sessions, please contact Sally Fitch, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator on 01473 298540 or via email
IPSWICH: Whitton Church Hall, Ipswich IP1 6LT from 9.30am to 12.30pm
WOODBRIDGE: rooms 7 & 8, The Old Vicarage, St John's Church, 24 St John's Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 1HS 9.30am to 12.30pm
BURY ST EDMUNDS: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS from 9.30am to 12.30pm
- Tuesday 7 February 2017
- Wednesday 10 May 2017
- Saturday 3 June 2017
- Saturday 22 July 2017
- Tuesday 5 September 2017
- Saturday 4 November 2017
BURY ST EDMUNDS: All Saints Church, Park Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3QW from 9.30am to 12.30pm
BECCLES: St Luke's Church, 61 Rigbourne Hill, Beccles NR34 9JQ from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
SUDBURY: All Saints Church Hall, Church Street, Sudbury CO10 2BL from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
ALDEBURGH: The Church hall of St Peter and St Paul, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5DU From 10am to 13:00pm
- Training Verification Form -+
If you complete a Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board accredited course on behalf of your employment or other voluntary organisation, you do not need to attend a Diocesan training event. Please familiarise yourself with the induction material, complete a Training Verification Form and return it to the diocesan safeguarding training administrator.
- Parish Safeguarding Officers' Forum -+
Parish Safeguarding Officers' Forum
Once you click one of the links below it will then take you through to the registration page. Once through to the Registration page, you should see a Green tab that says Register, click that then follow the instructions.
Ipswich: 25th April, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, IP1 1UQ, 14:00-17:00
Ipswich: 25th April, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, IP1 1UQ, 19:00-21:00
Bury St Edmunds: 3rd May, All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3QW, 14:00-17:00
Bury St Edmunds: 3rd May, All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3QW, 19:00-21:00
For all enquiries about safeguarding training please contact:
Craig Hutton, Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator, on 01473 298552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Fitch, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, on 01473 298540 or email@example.com
If a child or adult is at risk of immediate harm call 999 now. To report an online concern to the Police Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, click the button below.
- Gavin Stone, Head of Transformation and Safeguarding
Office hours: 01473 298522
Emergency: 07917 385843
- David Butcher, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Mobile: 07785 621319
Office (Home): 01638 718939
- Craig Hutton, Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator
Mobile: 07795 974734
Office: 01473 298552
- Sally Fitch, Administrator (Safeguarding)
Tel: 01473 298540