Safeguarding Training

Completion of safeguarding training is an expectation, and for many it is a mandatory requirement for their role.  To maintain currency, safeguarding training should be updated at least once every three years.

Following a review, the National Safeguarding Training modules have been amended and these changes are implemented within the Diocese of Exeter from January 2021.

Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers – National Leadership Pathway

From 2021 Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers are required to attend the National Leadership Pathway module.

This course is delivered over two (1.5 hr) sessions with some preparatory work required before and between these sessions. Further details of this new module can be found here National Leadership Pathway Training for Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers

For a list of courses currently available click National Leadership Pathway Courses – Spring 2021

Previous training completed remains valid and completion of this module of training is not required until renewal/refresher training is due i.e. within 3 years of the date of the last safeguarding training completed.

To book your place on a National Leadership Pathway course please use the on-line booking system

Note: under current CV19 restriction, this training is delivered via Zoom on-line conference facilities.

PTO Clergy, PTO Lay Ministers, Churchwardens & Parish Safeguarding Representatives – Local Leadership (formerly known as Leadership C2)

The Diocese of Exeter has committed to retain localised training for those in leadership positions but whom may not be required to complete the Leadership Pathway.

From 2021 PTO Clergy, PTO Lay Ministers, Parish Safeguarding Reps and Churchwardens are required to attend what is now referred to as Local Leadership (previously known as Leadership or C2) training.

The course is delivered in one (2.5 hr) session. This course includes some pre-course materials which should take no more than 40 minutes to read through. These will be emailed to you ahead of the course.

To book your place on a Local Leadership (C2) course please use the on-line booking system

For a full list of training courses see National Leadership Pathway & Local Leadership (C2) Courses – Spring 2021

Note: under current CV19 restriction, this training is delivered via Zoom on-line conference facilities.

Training for those in all other parish roles from January 2021

All parish officers whose roles are not listed above are required to undertake Basic Awareness (previously known as C0) and/or Foundation (previously known as C1) training using the online e-Learning modules provided through the National Safeguarding Training Portal. Details of how to do this are at the foot of this page. Please notify your Parish Safeguarding Rep when you have completed these modules so they can keep a record of your training achievements.

Please click link for guidance on level of training required for my role Safeguarding training modules

National Leadership Pathway Training for Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers

The National Leadership Pathway module is the first of a new style learning and development module and is the required training for Licensed Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers.

Before attending the National Leadership Pathway module, all those who are new in post and/or who have not previously done so will be required to show evidence that they have previously completed Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) by emailing a copy of their certificates to the Safeguarding Team

The virtual National Leadership Pathway module is delivered via Zoom and participants will need access to a computer, tablet or smart phone with internet access and a camera and microphone in order to take part.

There are two 90 minute sessions to be attended as part of the course. Your two sessions will be on the same day of the week and at the same time with one week in between. eg. Monday at 10am of one week and Monday at 10am of the following week.

There will be a maximum of 12 participants on each session and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

A workbook will be sent to participants by email prior to the first session. This will contain all the information relating to the course and what is required, including an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

Please go to the on-line booking system to book your chosen virtual National Leadership Pathway course

Accessing on-line Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) modules

Log in to the National Safeguarding Training Portal by clicking the link https://safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org

If you are a new user of the portal you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to register and create a log-in.

Once you have logged in, click on the tab that says ‘Online Courses’, then select Basic Awareness and/or Foundation modules.

If you experience problems logging into the online training portal for your Basic Awareness and Foundation safeguarding training please send an email to the National Safeguarding Team Training Helpdesk elearning@safeguardingtraining.cofeportal.org

For Safeguarding training enquiries please email us or telephone 01392 294975.

We will always be happy to help where we can.