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  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact us

For all enquiries about safeguarding training please contact:

Craig Hutton, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator, on 01473 298552 or craig.hutton@cofesuffolk.org

Sally Fitch, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, on 01473 298540 or safeguarding.training@cofesuffolk.org

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.


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