For more information see Introduction to Safeguarding Training.
Required for those holding a licence, commission, authorisation or permission to officiate from a Bishop whether lay or ordained.
Incorporates C1 and C2.
- Equip incumbents, curates, licensed and authorised ministers to embed healthy parish safeguarding practice;
- Learn the scope of safeguarding children and adults in the church context.
- Know the range of current state legislation, statutory guidance and Church of England policies/guidance relevant to safeguarding, and the need to work in partnership with statutory agencies;
- Learn ways to work in partnership within the diocese and with external agencies: key statutory sector partners and know how to contact those relevant to your current work, be equipped to ensure senior staff and the diocesan safeguarding adviser are informed of all parish safeguarding issues;
- Understand personal roles and responsibilities as incumbent/ priest-in-charge/ curate/ licensed or authorised minister, provide evidence of how you respond well to safeguarding information, including who to inform, referral for investigation and the boundaries of confidentiality;
- Describe diocesan safeguarding processes for responding to serious safeguarding situations, including responding to victims and survivors and referral to other agencies - managing posers of risk and review of safe working practices;
- Demonstrate the accurate recording and safe storage of safeguarding information;
- Work safely in your role following C of E/ Diocesan/ Parish preventative practice guidance, and map the overview role to ensure safer working practice in the parish;
- Undertake an annual audit and review of parish/ cathedral safer working practices; and
- For incumbents, practice the key skills for effective supervision of the ministry team, curates and authorised lay ministers, churchwardens, safeguarding officer and church employees.
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