The Parish Safeguarding Officer is responsible for ensuring and monitoring delivery of Safeguarding training to all who require it.

There are three levels of core training:

To check which level you’re required to complete, please see the chart below.

NB. The Basic Awareness and Foundation courses can be completed by any member of the congregation, to raise awareness and create a culture of support and vigilance in the Church.

However, it is recommended that those in the following roles complete Basic Awareness and Foundation Training:

  • Administrative staff
  • Vergers, Servers
  • Welcomers, refreshment helpers, shop staff
  • Sidespersons, caretakers
  • Flower Arrangers, Bell-ringers, Choir Members/Music Group Members (including Sound/ AV Technicians)

Core training required

Role Basic Foundation Leadership
Incumbents and clergy, including those with PTO Y Y Y
Licensed Lay Ministers, e.g. Readers Y Y Y
Parish workers with children/vulnerable adults (paid or volunteer) Y Y N
Leaders/Supervisors of work with children/vulnerable adults (paid or volunteer) Y Y Y
Parish Safeguarding Officers Y Y Y
Church Operations Managers Y Y N
Churchwardens Y Y Y
PCC Members Y Y N