Due to the ongoing public health restrictions face to face diocesan safeguarding training courses remain postponed until further notice. The Leadership Pathway is now available via Zoom meeting and the recently updated Foundation and Basic Awareness courses are still available online. Please see below for information on which course you should complete.

The Safeguarding Training Courses for 2021 are as follows.

Basic Awareness (previously C0) - online course
Recommended for everyone within Church communities who need to have a basic awareness of safeguarding issues.

To complete this online safeguarding training course please click here.

Please note you should refresh your training every three years by completing the revised Basic Awareness module.

Foundation (previously C1) - online course
Required for those who hold positions of responsibility for the safeguarding of others within Church settings or have contact in their Church role with children, young people and / or vulnerable adults.

To complete this online safeguarding training course please click here

Please note you should refresh your training every three years by completing the Foundation module.

Leadership (previously C2) - currently via zoom meeting sessions
For 2021 there are changes in relation to whom is required to undertake Leadership training.
The Leadership Pathway is about leadership and cultural change and hence the people who participate should be those who play a lead role in shaping the culture of the Church body concerned. This will usually include:

  • Anyone holding the Bishop’s licence, commission, authorisation, or permission.
  • Cathedral Canons (who are not engaged in the Senior Leadership Pathway)
  • Safeguarding Officers in all Church bodies
  • Honorary Bishops
  • Teaching staff at Theological Education Institutions who are delivering the Leadership Pathway
  • Safeguarding Lead in TEIs

Please visit the Events page for details of Leadership training courses in 2021.

Please note- If you are attending a Leadership course for the first time it is a requirement that you complete the above online Foundation course beforehand.

It is worth noting that the Basic Awareness and Foundation Pathways have undergone significant revision and now cover the necessary safeguarding learning outcomes for those roles no longer mandated to attend the Leadership Pathway.


Please note the Raising Awareness & Responding to Domestice Abuse and the Safer Recruitment courses are suspended until further notice


For advice on any of the above courses please contact




Page last updated: 7th December 2020 2:36 PM