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
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.
|Thursday 30 August 2018||6.00pm - 9.00pm||The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS||Narinder Lyon|
|Saturday 15 September 2018||1.00pm - 4.00pm||St Paul's Shipley, 47 Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3EH||Jenny Price|
|Saturday 22 September 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||St Georges (Church Hall) 2 Lilac Street, Ovenden, Halifax HS3 5BT||Jenny Price|
|Thursday 1 November 2018||10.30am - 1.30pm||The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS||Narinder Lyon|
|Monday 19 November 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, Wakefield WF1 1LP||Jenny Price|
|Tuesday 27 November 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX||Jenny Leccardi|
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.
|Tuesday 9 October 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, Wakefield, WF1 1LP||Anna Mitchell (HR) and Jenny Price|
|Tuesday 4 December 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, Wakefield, WF1 1LP||Anna Mitchell (HR) and Jenny Price|
C2 Leadership Training - not for Incumbents - anyone in a leadership role excluding clergy
|Saturday 21 July 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Woodhall St James the Great,Galloway Lane Pudsey LS28 8RA THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS||Jenny Price|
|Monday 30 July 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX||Jenny Leccardi|
|Saturday 8 September 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Thornton St James, 300 Thornton Road, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3AB||Jenny Price|
|Thursday 27 September 2018||10.00am-1.00pm||The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS||Narinder Lyon|
|Saturday 3 November 2018||10.00am-1.00pm||Holy Trinity, 6A Town Gate, Holmfirth HD9 1HA||Jenny Price|
|Saturday 17 November 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn DL8 5DL||Narinder Lyon|
|Monday 19 November 2018||10.00am - 1.00pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX||Jenny Leccardi|
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.
|Monday 17 September 2018||10.30am - 3.30pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX COURSE FULL||Jenny Leccardi|
|Thursday 20 September 2018||10.30am - 3.30pm||The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS COURSE FULL||Narinder Lyon|
|Friday 5 October 2018||10.00am - 3.00pm||Kadugli House, Elmsley Street, Steeton, Keighley BD20 6SE||Jenny Price|
|Monday 22 October 2018||10.30am - 3.30pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX COURSE FULL||Jenny Leccardi|
|Friday 2 November 2018||10.00am - 3.00pm||Church House, Wakefield WF1 1LP COURSE FULL||Jenny Price|
|Thursday 8 November 2018||10.00am - 3.00pm||Lightcliffe St Matthew, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe HX3 8TH||Jenny Price|
|Tuesday 27 November 2018||10.30am - 3.30pm||The Old Deanery, Ripon HG4 1QS||Narinder Lyon|
|Monday 10 December 2018||10.30am - 3.30pm||Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX||Jenny Leccardi|