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Safeguarding training

Part of our Safeguarding Policy

7.1: Safeguarding training- who needs to do what

The Church of England online Safeguarding modules are often reviewed, updated and improved and so that we all have the right level of training for the role we take on. Much of the content and who requires the different levels was update in the spring of 2021. For most of us, the training is via on-line modules. Access to them can be found on this site:   https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

To undertake the course, you will need to register on the site first by clicking on ‘Create a new account’ Once your account is created and you have logged in you will need to access the correct course for you. To do this, please click on either:

  • Basic Awareness (C0)
  • Foundation (C1) 

7.2: The Basic Awareness (C0) module

This module is suited to all involved in the church and is a prerequisite to all further safeguarding training. It should take about one hour in total and can be completed in small chunks over several days if you prefer.

To access it, click  https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

When you have completed the module you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique reference number – please forward this to  safeguardingtraining@saintnicholaschurch.org.uk so you can be shown as accredited to this standard.

7.3: Foundation level (C1)

If you take on any role where you help or support others (e.g. children, adults with any vulnerability etc), you are likely to then proceed to the Foundation level (C1). This takes about 2 hours and can also be completed in small chunks over several days if you prefer.

To access it, click  https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org/

When you have completed the module you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique reference number – please forward this to  safeguardingtraining@saintnicholaschurch.org.uk  so you can be shown as accredited to this standard.

7.4: Leadership level (C2)

In the past, many in ‘leadership roles’ would have also had to complete C2 module. This has been changed (Spring 2021) and this module is now only for those holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission, and Parish Safeguarding Officers.

Those who were previously needed to complete Module C2 now must refresh their three-yearly training at Module C1. This includes clergy who hold a Permission to Officiate (PtO).

It is likely that the C2 training will be either accessed virtually or in face-to-face groups. For more information, just ask one of the safeguarding team or email safeguardingtraining@saintnicholaschurch.org.uk