In the coming months, there are going to be several new safeguarding modules as laid out by the House of Bishops Guidance which was produced at the start of 2017.
These modules will be both online and face to face. More details will follow as and when the modules become live.
Until such a time we are going to continue using both Level 1 and Level 2.
C0 Online Children and Adult Safeguarding Module: This module is a pre-requisite for attending any other core training module. This Module Will be Live in September
C1 Online Safeguarding Foundation: This basic course explores safeguarding in the church context and equips participants with the skills and knowledge to know when and how to report concerns. This Module Will be Live in September
C2 Safeguarding Leadership: This module equips participants to embed healthy safeguarding practice and to respond to safeguarding situations from a leading position. This is face to face training and can be booked by following the link further down this page entitled Training Dates. This Module Will be Live in September
C3 Safeguarding for Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Readers and Elders: This module equips those licensed by the Bishop both Clergy and Laity to embed healthy safeguarding practice and to respond to safeguarding situations. This is face to face training and can be booked by following the link further down this page entitled Training Dates. This Module Will be Live in September
Our current training is endorsed by the Suffolk Safeguarding Childrens Board and also the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board.
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 Craig Hutton, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-ordinator on 01473 298552 or via email
IPSWICH: Whitton Church Hall, Ipswich IP1 6LT from 9.30am to 12.30pm
BURY ST EDMUNDS: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS from 9.30am to 12.30pm
BECCLES: St Luke's Church, 61 Rigbourne Hill, Beccles NR34 9JQ from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
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, Diocesan 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, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Co-Ordinator
Mobile: 07795 974734
Office: 01473 298552
- Sally Fitch, Administrator (Safeguarding)
Tel: 01473 298540