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Online Safeguarding Training: Towards a Culture of Safeguarding  


The Church has a responsibility to ensure all those who undertake work in the name of the Church are adequately trained in safeguarding matters.

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales has purchased a package of e-learning programmes available to all members of the Catholic community free of charge. This is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding. These modules include:

  •             Child Protection
  •             Child Protection in Education
  •             Child Exploitation & Online Safety
  •             Safeguarding Adults
  •             Mental Capacity

What do I need to do to access this training resource?

1.   To register your interest please email: safeguardingadmin@rcdow.org.uk 

2.   Your email should contain your name, the name of your parish/order/ congregation, and your role (for example: Priest; member of the Religious; Safeguarding Representative; Youth Worker; Teacher; SVP/Volunteer; Parent/Grandparent/Guardian; Other.

3.   On receipt of your email the safeguarding administrator will register your email address with EduCare.

4.   You will receive a welcome email from EduCare inviting you to set your password.

5.   You will then have instant access to the training programmes.

E-Learning Brochure


Parish Safeguarding Representative Induction Training Days:

This induction day provides new reps with the basic training needed to carry out the important Safeguarding Rep role within their parish.

Dates for 2020:

  • Thursday 23 January 2020
  • Thursday 12 March 2020
  • Saturday 16 May 2020
  • Thursday 16 July 2020
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020

The Induction days take place at the below address between 10am and 3:30pm. 

Vaughan House

46 Francis Street



Pre-course material and further details will be provided to those attending nearer the date. If you have any questions then please contact:

Arianna Sommariva ariannasommariva@rcdow.org.uk or 0207 798 9358.


Document Awareness Training for PSRs - for additional information please click here.



PSR Safeguarding Conferences 2020 details now available on PSR resource centre and SG email's