Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding is so important that it is something of which everyone in the church should have an understanding. We now have training that is accessible on line and we would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to find out more about safeguarding.

We insist on face to face training for those who hold a licence, have permission to officiate, are parish safeguarding officers or have a position of responsibility in a church. However, on line training is a really useful way of allowing many more people to easily increase their knowledge.

Face to face safeguarding training is taking place across the diocese, as set out in the schedule below.  

Attendance at courses must be booked in advance with the Diocesan Office on 0113 2000 540.
There is a maximum of 25 delegates per course, and a minimum of 10. Courses which do not meet the minimum numbers will be cancelled 7 days beforehand and delegates will be informed if this happens.
Please let the office know if you have any special requirements.

Due to budget constraints we are unable to provide lunch during training sessions; you are most welcome to bring a packed lunch with you. Hot and cold drinks will​ be provided.

Note: it will not be possible to send out reminders of bookings. Delegates are asked to check the diocesan website for details of the venues.

On line training courses

C0 – Basic Awareness. This is recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of safeguarding awareness.
C1 – Foundation. This is required for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who has contact with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable.  
Both C0 and C1 safeguarding training modules are available for completion on line. In order to access the courses, please click here and then click the ‘On line courses’ button. If you have not previously done so, you will need to register for a user account by following the instructions on screen.
Once you have entered your details you will receive an email with a link to activate your account. You should click this link to enable you to access the training. Going back to the training page, please click on the blue ‘Safeguarding Basic Awareness’ button beneath the picture located on the right of the screen.
At the end of the course you will be able to print a certificate and receive an email confirming completion of the course. 
 

C1 Foundation Training

Aims: situate safeguarding in the context of the church and equip participants with knowledge of state and C of E legislation, policies and practice guidance.
Who for: phase 1: pre-ordination/licensing; Parish safeguarding officers; Churchwardens; Leaders of children’s and adult activities; Safeguarding leads on PCC; Helpers at children’s and adults activities; Spiritual directors, Bishops Visitors; Non active PTO.
Date Time Venue Trainer
 2019 TRAINING DATES   2019 TRAINING DATES 2019 TRAINING DATES - MORE TO BE ADDED SOON
Wednesday 16 January 2019 10.00am to 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Saturday 19 January 2019 10.00am -- 1.00pm St Mary's, Station Road, Richmond DL10 7LQ COURSE FULL Linda Boon
Saturday 6 April 2019  10.00am - 1.00pm Bradley St Thomas Church, St Thomas Gardens, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1SL Jenny Price
Thursday 6 June 2019  6.00pm - 9.00pm The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS Narinder Lyon
 

S1 Safer Recruitment Training 

Aims: ideal for people involved in the recruitment of volunteers and non-volunteer workers.  To equip participants with knowledge of state and C of E legislation, policies and practice guidance.
Who for: anyone involved in recruitment - Incumbents; Parish Safeguarding Officers; Churchwardens; Leaders of children’s and adult activities if dealing with recruitment matters; Safeguarding leads on PCC.

Date Time Venue Trainer
Friday 22 February 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Anna Mitchell (HR) and Jenny Price
Monday 8 April 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS Anna Mitchell (HR) and Jenny Price

C2 Leadership Training - not for Incumbents - anyone in a leadership role excluding clergy

Date Time    Venue Trainer
2019 TRAINING DATES 2019 TRAINING DATES 2019 TRAINING DATES - MORE TO BE ADDED SOON
Thursday 7 February 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS Narinder Lyon
Tuesday 5 March 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Saturday 13 April 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn DL8 5DL Narinder Lyon
Wednesday 22 May 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Monday 15 July 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Friday 26 July 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm  St Georges Church, 2 Lilac Street, Halifax HX3 5BT Jenny Price
Thursday 5 September 2019 6.00pm - 9.00pm  The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS Narinder Lyon
Monday 14 October 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Tuesday 12 November 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn DL8 5DL Narinder Lyon

C3 Foundation/Leadership Training for Clergy and Readers

N.B. Includes or revises C1 & C2 
Aims:
 equip incumbents, licensed and authorised ministers to embed healthy parish safeguarding practice.
Who for: required for those holding a licence, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a bishop - ordained or lay. Including but not limited to: all clergy holding a licence or licensed/authorised lay ministers and Readers. 

Date Time Venue Trainer
Thursday 24 January 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Shipley St Paul, Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3EH Jenny Price
Monday 11 February 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Tuesday 14 May 2019  10.00am - 4.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Narinder Lyon
Friday 28 June 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Bradley St Thomas Church, St Thomas Gardens, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1SL Jenny Price
Saturday 29 June 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Lightcliffe St Matthew, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe HX3 8TH Jenny Price
Saturday 21 September 2019 10.00am-4.00pm Lightcliffe St Matthew, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe HX3 8TH Jenny Price

C5 Refresher Training for Clergy and Readers

Aims: The learning aims of the refresher course is to refresh and deepen personal knowledge and practice of safeguarding; equip participants to understand and implement changes and developments in national/House of Bishops'/Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. 

Who for: required for those who have completed a C3 course since January 2016 and hold a licence, commission, authorisation, permission to officiate from a bishop - ordained or lay. Including but not limited to: all clergy holding a licence or licensed/authorised lay ministers and Readers. 

Please note that C5 refresher training in 2019 will prioritise those listed above.  You do not have to repeat the full C3 course is you have completed C3 since January 2016.  

Date Time Venue Trainer
Thursday 14 January 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place Leeds LS1 2EX Narinder Lyon
Thursday 7 March 2019 12noon - 3.00pm The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn DL8 5DL Narinder Lyon
Monday 29 April 2019  10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Monday 17 June 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
Monday 16 September 2019 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX Jenny Leccardi
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