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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 safeguarding training.

 

Clergy Training Dates in 2021:

  • Tuesdays: 15th June, 6th July and 14th September

The training content will be the national modules as agreed by the Bishops’ Conference, including relevant learning from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). It will be delivered by Liam Ring, the National Training Coordinator for the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS), with the support of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team.

This training will be via invitation email only.

  • Wednesdays 28th April, 23rd June and 22nd September

The training topic will be “You and Adults at Risk” and will be led by TAYE training. The session begins at 11am and ends at 4pm. 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 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 programme is available to all members of the Catholic community, free of charge. However, for employees of the Diocese, EduCare/TES training is compulsory. This is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding. These modules include:

  • Child Exploitation
  • Child Protection
  • Child Protection Refresher (2021)
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Adults Refresher
  • Mental Capacity
  • Online Safety

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

  1. To register your interest, please email: gabrielesedda@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 Representative (PSR) Induction Days

This induction training day provides new PSRs (parish safeguarding representatives) with appropriate safeguarding training needed to carry out the important PSR's role within their parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training Dates in 2022:

Tuesday 18 January 2022 - Zoom session 10:00 - 13:00 
Tuesday 22 March 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday  24 May 2022 - Face to Face 10:00 - 15:30
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


2022 - Refresher Training for Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR):

Thursday 17 February 2022 - Zoom session  18:30 - 20:00
Thursday 2 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

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



2021 - Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) Induction/Training Dates:

Tuesday 26 January 2021 - Zoom session
Tuesday 23 March 2021 - Zoom session
Tuesday  18 May 2021 - Zoom session
Tuesday 20 July 2021 - Face to Face or Zoom session (depending on circumstances)
Tuesday 28 September 2021 - Face to Face or Zoom session (depending on circumstances)
Tuesday 23 November 2021 - Face to Face or Zoom session (depending on circumstances)

Face to Face: The venue is Vaughan House, 46 St Francis Street, London SW1P -  10am to 3:30pm. 

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


2021 - Refresher Training for Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR):

Thursday 25 February 2021 - Zoom session  18:30 - 20:30
Thursday 29 April 2021 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday 17 June 2021 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday 21 October 2021 - Zoom session 18:00 - 20:30
For any assistance, please contact Arianna Sommariva and Maria Eid at safeguardingsupport@rcdow.org.uk