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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 like to thank all Clergy for the ongoing commitment to safeguarding and ensuring our Parishes are a safe place for children and vulnerable adults.

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 has received safeguarding training within the last two years.

  • In Respect of DBS

    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. The training involves two parts:
    - First, the completion of 2 EduCare/TES online modules on ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Safeguarding Adults’. If for any particular reason, these modules have already been completed in the last two years, the expectation is to complete the 2 Refresher modules.
    - Second, to attend a face to face safeguarding training.

 

  • 8th February 2022 - Zoom training 
  • 17th February 2022 - Zoom training

The training topic and time will also be confirmed soon. You only need to attend one session.

This training will be via invitation email only.

For any further information regarding these 'one-day courses', please email Gabriele Sedda at gabrielesedda@rcdow.org.uk 

The Safeguarding Team would like to thank all Clergy for the ongoing commitment to safeguarding and ensuring our Parishes are a safe place for children and vulnerable adults.


Online Training for Employees and Volunteers of the Diocese

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

An E-learning program is available to all members of the Catholic community, free of charge. However, for diocesan employees and volunteers (volunteers that work in close contact with children and/or adults at risk), EduCare/TES training is compulsory. This is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding. These modules include:

  • Child Exploitation
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People
  • Online Safety
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Mental Capacity

      REFRESHERS:

  • Child Protection Refresher (2021)
  • Safeguarding Adults Refresher

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

  1. To register your interest, please email: gabrielesedda@rcdow.org.uk  or safeguardingadmin@rcdow.org.uk
  2. Your email should contain your name, the name of your parish/order or congregation, and your role, i.e. Priest, member of the Religious; Parish 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/TES.
  4. You will receive a welcome email from EduCare/TES inviting you to set your password.
  5. You will then have instant access to the training programme. E-Learning Brochure

Parish Safeguarding Representatives (PSRs) Training Days

Training days provide PSRs (parish safeguarding representatives) with appropriate safeguarding knowledge needed to carry out the important PSR role within their parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 - New candidate PSRs' induction training:

Tuesday 18 January 2022 - Zoom session 10:00 - 13:00 
Tuesday 22 March 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30 or Zoom session 10:00 - 13:00 (depending on circumstances) 
Tuesday  24 May 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30 or Zoom session 10:00 - 13:00 (depending on circumstances) 
Tuesday 26 July 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30
Thursday 22 September 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday 22 November 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30

Face to Face: The venue is Vaughan House, 46 St Francis Street, London SW1P 

Pre-course material and further details will be provided to those attending nearer the date. If you have any questions, please contact Arianna Sommariva or Maria Eid at safeguardingsupport@rcdow.org.uk 

For any assistance, please contact Arianna Sommariva and Maria Eid at safeguardingsupport@rcdow.org.uk 

This training is for new candidates PSRs who will be invited by email.


2022 - Refresher training for long serving PSRs:

Thursday 17 February 2022 - Zoom session  18:00 - 20:00
Thursday 9 June 2022 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:00
Friday 22 July 2022 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:00
Thursday 20 October 2022 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:00

Pre-course material and further details will be provided to those attending nearer the date. If you have any questions, please contact Arianna Sommariva or Maria Eid at safeguardingsupport@rcdow.org.uk

For any assistance, please contact Arianna Sommariva and Maria Eid at safeguardingsupport@rcdow.org.uk 

This training is for long serving PSRs who will be invited by email.


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