3 Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

We have a range of core safeguarding training modules developed by the Church of England which aim to promote a safer environment and culture.

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Completion of safeguarding training is an expectation and for some it is a mandatory requirement for their role (e.g. LPM, PTO). Where training is mandatory your licence or commission will not be renewed if you are not up to date with your safeguarding training.

Each person, according to their role, would normally have to attend the highest level safeguarding course required. For details of this please see pages 16/17 of the parish safeguarding handbook – click here

The Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer, Mandy Wells, along with volunteer trainers from across the Diocese, provide a range of courses in safeguarding within the church context. For more information refer to the frequently asked questions document. If you cannot find the answer, please contact Mandy Wells by email mandy.wells@truro.anglican.org

Non-compliance with safeguarding training

Ensuring that Safeguarding Learning is up to date helps embed a culture where people feel safe and abuse can be spotted and dealt with in an appropriate and timely fashion. People are encouraged to engage with the required safeguarding learning for their roles.

All Church Officers are reminded that safeguarding policy and practice guidance has been approved by the House of Bishops and must, where relevant, be followed by all Church Bodies and Church Officers.

Under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 all authorised clergy, bishops, archdeacons, licensed readers and lay workers, churchwardens and PCCs must have ‘due regard’ to safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops (this will include both policy and practice guidance).

This briefing note outlines what is meant by ‘due regard’ and what sanctions are in place if the safeguarding learning guidance is not followed.


Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.