Diocese of Portsmouth

Safeguarding Training

The Portsmouth Diocese is committed to ensuring that all church officers are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and have the core skills and knowledge to protect children and/or adults from harm.

Core training modules (beginning with 'C') aim to promote a safer church, and are therefore a mandatory requirement for specific role-holders.  Specialist courses (beginning with 'S') relate to specific areas of training in safeguarding, and are necessary for some roles.

The Safeguarding Training and Development Policy and Pathways sets out the expectations and requirements for safeguarding training for all ordained and lay church officers within the diocese, whether they are paid or unpaid