Bishop launches online safeguarding training course for all parishes

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, Bishop Paul has recorded a video to urge church members to complete the new online safeguarding training resource.

The web-based courses, which provide basic awareness for protecting children and vulnerable adults, makes it easier for church members to access training, and you can now register yourself online.

Church of England guidance requires that all those working with children and/or vulnerable adults are trained appropriately – this course fulfils the first level of this requirement.

The Bishops and Archdeacons have mandated that both courses must be completed by all clergy members, all churchwardens and all parish safeguarding representatives in every parish, as well as other members of the church workforce according to their role.

There are two courses, one in Child Protection, one in Adult Safeguarding.

Each course should take less than an hour to complete, though you do not need to finish them in one visit. You can work your way through each course and save your progress, picking up where you left off each time you log in.

The Diocese of Chelmsford has developed the training in partnership with five other dioceses, including the Diocese of Liverpool.

Do the training now

Click here to download instructions on how to register for the online safeguarding training.

Click here to check your unique Parish Code which you will need to register.

Click here to log in and complete the training. – due to an unforeseen technical error this link is currently out of action, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and endeavour to get it fixed as soon as possible.

For more information about the training please contact Deborah Doran at St James’s House.