Training for Clergy and the Celebret Process
The Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Bishops and Congregational Leaders are committed to Safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. We affirm the One Church approach to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults through the promotion of a sustained and sustainable culture of constant vigilance. The Church recognises the personal dignity and rights of all Vulnerable People towards whom it has a special responsibility.
As part of the “One Church Approach” to Safeguarding, the Bishops’ Conference has agreed that all Clergy must complete a common National Safeguarding Training programme.
The Safeguarding Team would wish to thank all clergy for your ongoing commitment to safeguarding
and ensuring our Parishes are a safe place for children and vulnerable adults.
In respect of the Celebret- Westminster Celebrets include a statement that says the priest ‘has an
enhanced DBS check and has undergone the required safeguarding training’ and as such, the holder has a current Enhanced DBS check, renewed within the last three years, and he has received safeguarding
training as detailed above within the last two years.
In respect of DBS: it has now been confirmed that the expectation is for all clergy to have a DBS
check every 3 years.
In respect of training: it is expected that all clergy must receive updated Safeguarding Training every
two years. This is in two parts:
- Firstly, the completion of 2 Educare modules on ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Safeguarding Adults’, or
if you have already completed these in the last two years, the expectation is to complete the
- Secondly, to attend safeguarding training.
Due to the current situation the training day organised for the 16th April, has now being cancelled.
The training days in 2020:
These training days will take place in Vaughan House, 46 St Francis street, London SW1P - 1QN 9.30am (registrations for 10am start) to 5pm.Lunch will be provided.
To book on this one-day course, please email Gabriele Sedda on firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your dietary requirements.
Please note that places, on each training day, are limited to 55 attendees, and bookings will be on a first come first served basis.