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.
Completion of safeguarding training is an expectation and for some it is a mandatory requirement for their role.
Safeguarding training should be updated at least once every three years.
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.
National safeguarding training modules have been amended, and these changes will be implemented within the Diocese of Truro from April 2020.
- C3 no longer exists;
- C5 no longer exists;
Each person, according to their role, would normal have to attend the highest level course as a face-to-face session. For example: A PCC member would normally complete the Basic Awareness (C0) module online, and then attend the Foundation module (C1) face to face; a churchwarden would access C0 and C1 online, but then the attend the Leadership session (C2) face to face.
Interim safeguarding training arrangements – March 2020
In line with government advice we are cancelling all face to face safeguarding training until further notice. Effective immediately all Leadership (C2) and Foundation (C1) training courses currently in the training programme have been cancelled.
If your role requires you to undertake Basic Awareness (C0) and/or Foundation (C1) training you will still be required to complete that training as usual, using the online modules. Information about how to access this training can be found below.
For those who are required to undertake Leadership (C2) training for their roles and for individuals who are new in post who have never done face to face training, we will endeavour to provide flexible options to ensure that you keep up date with your safeguarding responsibilities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and she will advise you about what is available.
Accessing Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) training online.
Log in here: https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org. If you have not already done so you will need to register and create a log-in. The first time you use it you will be asked for various information, including your parish or cathedral (which will enable them and colleagues in the diocesan safeguarding team to confirm your completion of the module).
Once you have logged in, click on the tab that says ‘Online Courses’, then select Basic Awareness for Foundation.
If you are having problems accessing the online training portal for your basic and foundation safeguarding training please email the national safeguarding team training helpdesk on email@example.com.
Online Safeguarding Training
There is lots of good safeguarding training that you can do online. If you have time to due to lockdown here are some courses that you can do in the comfort of your own home:
Clewer online safeguarding and modern slavery – accessed via the Church of England training portal (under additional resources).
Suicide – let’s talk –suicide prevention skills accessed via the Zero Suicide Alliance.
See. Hear. Stop the abuse – Understanding how you can help when a sexually abused or exploited young person has something to tell.