Senior leaders from the diocese and cathedral met at Church House last Wednesday to undertake Safeguarding training.

Proving that safeguarding is a responsibility for everybody, and so is keeping up with the necessary training, the session was attended by senior staff from both organisations including Bishop Hugh Nelson, Dean of Truro Simon Robinson, and Archdeacon of Cornwall the Ven Kelly Betteridge.

Lead by the diocesan safeguarding trainer Mandy Wells and Wilma King from the national Safeguarding team, the all-day session focused on standards one and five of the new national safeguarding standards. This was achieved through reflection and in group work focusing on culture, leadership and capacity, and learning supervision and support.

Safeguarding is one of the ways that we show that everybody matters to God

Bishop Hugh said: “The day was an important opportunity for leaders from Church House, Episcopal College, the Safeguarding team, and Truro Cathedral to reflect on how we keep safeguarding at the heart of everything we do – because safeguarding is one of the ways that we show that everybody matters to God.”

Head of Safeguarding and Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Andy Earl said: “If safeguarding is everyone’s business, training for it is also a shared responsibility as everyone matters.”

This session is the first of two that will be undertaken this year. Participants have several tasks they must complete before the second session in October.

For more information on safeguarding training and what you might need to do, please visit the diocesan website here.