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.

All  face to face safeguarding training is cancelled in line with government advice.  We are aware that this may cause a problem for some clergy, readers and church officers who need to complete it. We are aware that the normal requirements mean that clergy and church officers are required to undertake various levels of training. Those in leadership positions are required to complete either the Leadership Module (C2) or the Senior Leadership Module (C4) which are face to face modules. People in roles which require C0 or C1 training will still be required to complete that training as usual using the online modules.

Our advice to you is that where a member of clergy, a reader or church officer has not been able to undertake the appropriate safeguarding training because of cancellations due to the virus, this constitutes a cogent reason why the House of Bishops guidance to have due regard to the need for safeguarding training to be completed for certain roles, has not been followed. In other words, it is acceptable for clergy to continue to minister and church officers to undertake their roles, if they have either not done the training or not completed further training within the required time period, due to the impact of the virus. Records should be kept of who this applies to, to demonstrate the cogent reason, and they should attend the training as soon as possible when available. 

In the meantime the National Safeguarding Team are working on the capacity issue around an increased uptake on the online portal and they have taken the step to increase the online support to enable people to continue to use both the Basic and Foundation levels of training. The Basic and Foundation courses therefore remain available online and we recommend that all clergy and church officers who are not able to access face to face training undertake this.  

If you have any queries please contact the Diocesan Office on 0113 2000 540 or email enquiries [at] 


On line training courses

C0 – Basic Awareness. This is recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of safeguarding awareness. Required for anyone going to complete Foundation or Leadership training.

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. 







C2 Leadership Training - anyone in a leadership role or requiring a refresher course


Saturday 24 October 2020 10.00am - 1.00pm The Trinity Centre, John Escritt Road, Bingley BD16 1ST  CANCELLED
Monday 7 December 2020 10.00am-1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX CANCELLED
Tuesday 8 December 2020 10.00am - 1.00pm The Trinity Centre, John Escritt Road, Bingley BD16 1ST CANCELLED

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 Trainers
Friday 6 November 2020 10.00am - 1.00pm Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX CANCELLED Anna Mitchell


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