Safeguarding Learning and Development (Training)

Please note Safeguarding Leadership and PTO Pathway training is delivered over two separate sessions via zoom.

From September 2023, all ordained clergy with PTO, Readers with PTO, LLMs with PTO (Permission to Officiate) are trained using the safeguarding PTO Pathway materials. The PTO course will still have two sessions via zoom. Please contact Julia Dixon to discuss any access difficulties.

All other clergy, LLMs, Readers and PSOs will continue the Safeguarding Leadership Pathway as before. When booking please check carefully that you are selecting the correct course for your role and email Julia Dixon to book your place.



Session 1

Session 2

117 PTO Pathway

Monday 12th February
2pm - 3.30pm

Monday 19th February
2pm - 3.30pm

Induction Course for Parish 

Safeguarding Co-Ordinators

Wednesday 6th March

6.30pm - 9.30pm

119 Safeguarding Leadership

Tuesday 12th  March
2pm - 3.30pm

Monday 18th  March
2pm - 3.30pm
120 Safeguarding Leadership Wednesday 13th March
7pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 20th March
7pm - 8.30pm
121 PTO Pathway
Monday 8th April
Monday 15th April 2pm-3.30pm
Safeguarding Leadership
Wednesday 10th April 
9.30am - 11 am
Wednesday 17th April 
9.30am - 11am
Safeguarding Leadership
Monday 22nd April
2pm - 3.30pm
Monday 29th April
2pm - 3.30pm 
Safeguarding Leadership
Wednesday 24th April
9.30am - 11am 
Wednesday 1st May
9.30am - 11am
Safeguarding Leadership
Wednesday 8th May
7pm - 8.30pm 
Wednesday 15th May 
7pm - 8.30pm

A copy of the Diocese of Lichfield Safeguarding Learning and Development Framework 2021-2024 may be downloaded here.

Safeguarding Training is valid for three years from the date of attendance and all participants are strongly advised to keep their certificate as a record and proof of completion. Your licence to minister is dependent upon you holding valid and in date safeguarding training. If you have undertaken Leadership or C3 Safeguarding during the last three years in another diocese within the Church of England, please send proof of your attendance/completion of the course to Kim Hodgkins in order that we can ensure your record is kept up to date.

The National Safeguarding Team (NST) have advised that the Basic Awareness and Foundation online training modules (formerly C0 and C1) are now of such a high standard that they meet the training needs of all lay volunteer leaders in churches, including church wardens. Please note those who hold a Bishop's Licence or Commission including Readers and Churchwardens where churches are in interregnum and Parish Safeguarding Coordinators are required to complete the additonal Leadership Module via Zoom training sessions. Please contact Julia Dixon if you wish to enroll on a Leadership training module.

Basic AwarenessFoundations and Safer Recruitment and People Mangement modules can be found online -

Basic Awareness and Foundations modules can be downloaded to facilitate small group presentations either face to face or via Zoom. Please contact Julia Dixon if you require access to these materials. 

The Safeguarding team will continue to deliver all Safeguarding Leadership Pathway training (which has replaced the former C3) via zoom until further notice. Cohorts of delegates will continue to be invited to training opportunities whilst the training remains via zoom.

The National Safeguarding team have released an induction module for new Parish Safeguarding Coordinators which is now being rolled our via zoom. Parish Safeguarding Coordinators are also required to undertake Safeguarding Leadership Pathway training - it is envisaged that they will undertake this module as and when their previous C2 training expires or for new Parish Safeguarding Coordinators after their initial induction training.

The Safer Recruitment and People Management module has now been released on the Church of England portal and can be accessed at

If you wish to learn more about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, there are now two online courses and additional resources including videos and case studies produced by the Church of England and the Clewer Initiative.

Julia Dixon
Safeguarding Training Advisor

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