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Safeguarding Training

In our churches we offer much valued work with children, young people and vulnerable groups, often carried out by people on a voluntary basis. The contribution they make to the Christian way of life is immeasurable.  

We can never be complacent about safeguarding. We need to create and maintain a culture of informed vigilance to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 

The Church of England requires individuals to attend various levels of safeguarding training every three years.  The House of Bishops Guidance which was produced at the start of 2017 specified new modules of training. 

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C0 Training

This module is the basic online course and is a prerequisite for all other modules.  It is an online course. 

On completion of this course take or send your certificate to your Benefice or Parish Safeguarding Officer so they can update their records. 

This course replaces the level 1 induction.  C0 Safeguarding Training provides the knowledge needed to complete all the other Safeguarding training courses. 

Church Administration roles and all Diocesan staff/PCC volunteers and paid workers who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, Authorised Listeners, Spiritual Directors

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.

Church Wardens, Bell Tower Captains/Leaders, Pastoral Visitors, Youth and Children’s work leaders, Music/Choir Leaders, and anyone who has leadership responsibilities/ leading activities involving children and/or vulnerable adults

Level2/C2 Safeguarding Leadership

This module equips participants to embed healthy safeguarding practice and to respond to safeguarding situations from a leadership perspective. This is face to face training. This module will be live in January 2018

Clergy, Licensed Lay People and Parish/Benefice Safeguarding Officers

C3 Safeguarding

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.

Our current training is endorsed by the Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board.

Our current training is endorsed by the Suffolk Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board.

These courses will be both online and face to face. Safeguarding training is free for all roles. Training sessions are available to book online using Eventbrite.  To find the course you need to attend click the course title below.   To book a place, please click on a dates provided.

  • Level 2 Course date-+

    Level 2 will be replaced by C1 in January 2018 which is a new core safeguarding module. 

    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

    BURY ST EDMUNDS:  St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS from 9.30am to 12.30pm

  • C1 Foundation course-+

    This module is an online module and is being reviewed by the national church and is not live yet.

Further details on safeguarding training contact:

Craig Hutton, Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer and Training Coordinator

Mobile: 07795 974734

Office:  01473 298552

craig.hutton@cofesuffolk.org

Training course enquiries: craig.hutton@cofesuffolk.org

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