Safeguarding Learning and Development (Training)

Please note ALL training is delivered over 2 separate sessions via zoom.

From September 2023, all ordained clergy with PTO, Readers with PTO, LLMs with PTO (Permission to Officiate) will be trained using the safeguarding PTO Pathway materials. The PTO course will still have 2 sessions via zoom. Please contact Julia Dixon to discuss any access difficulties.

All oher 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 to book your place.



Session 1

Session 2



Monday 16th October 2pm-3.30pm

Monday 23rd October 2pm-3.30pm


Safeguarding Leadership - FULLY BOOKED 

Wednesday 18th October 9.30am-11am

Wednesday 25th October 9.30am-11am


Safeguarding Leadership - FULLY BOOKED 

Monday 30th October 2pm-3.30pm

Monday 6th November 2pm-3.30pm


Parish Safeguarding coordinators

Induction training for safeguarding coordinators

Wednesday 8th November 6.30pm-9.30pm


PTO Pathway

Monday 20th November 2pm-3.30pm

Monday 27th November 2pm-3.30pm

110 X PTO Pathway

Tuesday 21st November 7pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 28th November 7pm - 8.30pm 


Safeguarding Leadership

Wednesday 5th December 2pm - 3.30pm

Wednesday 12th December 2pm - 2.30pm 
112 Safeguaridng Leadership  Monday 4th December 2pm - 3.30pm  Monday 11th December 2pm - 3.30pm 

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.

All Clergy with PTO (Permission to Officiate) will continue to undertake the Safeguarding Leadership Pathway 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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