This is for anyone who has completed their Basic and Foundation level training and needs to progress to the next level. It is required for anyone who has safeguarding leadership responsibilities or leads activities involving children and/or adults at risk, in particular:
- Bell Tower Captains
- Choir leaders
- Incumbents and clergy, including those that hold PtO
- Licensed Lay Ministers/Readers
- Leaders/Supervisors of work with children and/or adults at risk (paid or volunteer)
- Music Group leaders
- Parish Safeguarding Officers
- PCC Safeguarding leads
- Youth and Children’s Pastors
Leadership training replaces the C2/C3 training. The training takes approximately three hours over two sessions and can be booked via the Diocesan Safeguarding Training webpage. It lasts three years and should be updated within three years of the initial training date.
You will be asked to complete a workbook and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org a week before the first session, and a reflection after the final session. You will not be able to attend the training if you do not submit the workbook prior to the first session and your certificate will not be issued until your final reflection has been received. You can download the Participant Workbook for Safeguarding Leadership Training here.
Training for Churchwardens
Please note that updated safeguarding training requirements (please see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook page 17) require that Church Wardens need to complete the Leadership Training.