Training Courses Overview

The following courses are all available from the Diocese of Guildford and may be booked through the online booking form. Further specialist modules are currently being developed by the national Safeguarding Team and we anticipate releasing these by January 2019.


Situates safeguarding in the context of the Church and equips participants with knowledge and skills in knowing what, when and how to report concerns.


Lay Leadership. This helps ensure all recruitment is taken with care and all those who have a role in church are equipped to ensure all are safe. Equips parish officers to embed healthy parish safeguarding practice. Explores the roles and personal vulnerabilities of parish officers in implementing parish safeguarding procedures and responding to serious situations


Clergy Leadership. Equips incumbents, licensed and authorised ministers to embed healthy parish safeguarding practice and respond well to safeguarding situations.


Refresher of modules C2/C3. Refreshes and deepens personal knowledge and practice of safeguarding including confidentiality and responding to allegations.

S1 Safer Recruitment

Explores the scope of safer recruitment procedures in the church context for all paid staff and volunteers with children and adults.

S3 Responding to Domestic Abuse

Examines issues relating to domestic abuse, especially for vulnerable groups and children in the context of adult abuse, and how the Church can respond well to this.

Safer Ways with Social Media(Strongly Encouraged!)

Equipping the Church to deal with the risks posed by social media, protecting ourselves and vulnerable young people.

The training covers the dangers and points of awareness that all of us need to be aware of when working within churches and using technology to engage with people of all ages. It highlights ways to protect, guard and be aware of in the ever changing and developing world of technology.

SAFEGUARDING The Diocese does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Enquiries
YOUR DATA PRIVACY View the diocesan general privacy notice and data protection policy.