Safeguarding Training in the Diocese of Ely

The House of Bishops policies and practice guidance Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework 2017 ('Framework' hereafter), require dioceses to offer consistent training in safeguarding for clergy and other diocesan officers including all those who hold the Bishop's licence.

Although there is no statutory requirement for this training, there may be issues of insurance and vicarious liability should training opportunities not have been made available to parishes by the Diocese, together with robust encouragement to access it.

The costs for this training are fully covered by the Diocese for diocesan officers and members of congregations in the Diocese.

A healthy Christian community is one which ensures and nurtures the well­being of all. Training will be focused on enabling such communities by embedding safeguarding principles and practice in all aspects of the life and ministry of the Church.

In the past, safeguarding has generally been considered in relation to the protection of children. It now encompasses all groups and ages. Within the Church, all are welcomed, including those who pose a risk, so the Church is uniquely challenged to provide a safe environment for all who attend, especially children and those who are vulnerable.

The scope of this training programme will encompass children and adults at risk, survivors of abuse and those who pose a risk to children or adults.

Training for all Church roles will include safer working practices, which emphasise the importance of maintaining proper boundaries and a culture of 'respectful uncertainty'

[There are also a range of specialist modules some already available and other still in development. Currently we can offer S1 (Safer Recruitment) and S3 (Domestic Abuse)].

For booking and to discuss your training requirements please contact:

Sarah King

Jane Moore

The following diagram lists the different core modules and indicates who should attend which module.