Core and Specialist Module overview


A more detailed summary of each of the following courses can be viewed here.

Complete the C0 and C1 Modules online here.

View the face-to-face training modules delivered by the Diocesan safeguarding team, and book your attendance, here.

Overview

The Church of England Safeguarding Training modules consist of Core Modules; Basic Awareness (C0), Foundation (C1) and Leandership (C2) and Specialist Modules; Safer Recruitment (S1) and Responding to Domestic Violence (S3). (some other modules may also apply on occasion)

The level of the Core Module to which you are expected to undertake will determine which other modules you will need to have previously undertaken. i.e.

  • C0 - if you are only required to undertake a C0 module, you will only need to repeat that training once every three years.
  • C1 - if you are required to undertake a C1 module, you must also have completed a C0 module at least once. You then need to repeat the C1 training every three years.
  • C2 - anyone required to undertake this module must ensure they have also completed a Basic Awareness (C0) and Foundation (C1) module at least once. The C2 module must then be repeated every three years.

Please note that for those with a previous requirement to have undertaken a C3 module, this module has been replaced with a requirement to ensue you have completed a Basic Awareness (C0), Foundation (C1) and Leadership (C2) module. Refresher training thereafter will only be required every three years on the C2 element, unless the requirement of your role changes.  

Those with existing valid C3 modules on their training records will have this module transferred to show that they have obtained the requirements of the C1 and C2 modules, even if these modules had not been completed by the individual. These individuals will thereafter have to ensure that they repeat the C2 module every three years.

It is a requirement that anyone required to complete any of the Core training modules must have obtained the C0 module at least once.

Core Training Modules

Basic Awareness (C0)

  • Recommended for anyone who needs a basic level of awareness of safeguarding.
  • This course is available to everyone and is accessed and delivered online. Visit the website and view the instructions to help you in signing up.

Foundation (C1)

  • Required for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities or who have contact with children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.
  • If you are required to do this module, you must also have completed the online Basic Awareness (C0) module at least once.
  • This module is available to everyone and is accessed online. Visit the website and view the instructions to help you in signing up.

Leadership (C2)

  • Required for anyone who has safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsibility for leading activities involving children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable.
  • Anyone required to undertake this module must ensure they have complete a Basic Awareness (C1) and Foundation (C1) module at least once.
  • This module can not be done online. The Diocesan Safeguarding team offer this module as a face-to-face training option, available dates and locations can be booked via the Diocesan Training Portal here.

Specialist Modules

Safer Recruitment (S1)

  • Required for those with responsibility for administering DBS, Clergy and those with recruitment responsibilities (for example designated members of PCCs or members of staff who regularly sit on interview panels), Senior staff where they are involved in recruitment, Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral Safeguarding Officers, Safeguarding Leads on PCC/within Religious Communities/within TEIs.

Responding to Domestic Violence (S3)

  • Required for anyone holding the Bishop's Licence or Permission to Officiate, Spiritual Directors, Bishops Visitors, Pastoral Visitors, Leaders of children/adults activities, Diocesan/Parish/Cathedral Safeguarding Officers

Diocesan Safeguarding Training Portal - Book your training place

The Diocesan Safeguardaing Training Portal is provided to help those that need to undertake training to book their place on a face-to-face course offered by the Diocese.

The courses on offer will typically include those modules where there isn't an option to complete the module online (as in the case with the C0 and C1 modules).

However, there will be occasions where both C1 and C2 modules are delivered on the same day to allow those with the requirement to have completed them to book themselves on both modules on a single day.


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