Within our diocese, all PCC members need to receive Safeguarding training to at least the levels known as ‘Basic Awareness’ (formerly C0) and ‘Foundation’ (formerly C1). These training modules can be undertaken online. Churchwardens and the PCC’s Safeguarding Coordinator will require training to levels in addition to C0 and C1 – please refer to the diocesan safeguarding pages which refer to training.
Another useful resource is the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook available by clicking this link.
DBS clearance is recommended for all PCC members and is required for those who hold a ‘portfolio office’, e.g. Churchwarden, Secretary, Safeguarding Coordinator and those who work with children and or vulnerable adults.