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.

The Church of England  Safeguarding Learning & Development Framework 2021 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.

The Safeguarding Team have produced a training matrix to indicate the training required by the Diocese of Portsmouth for specific roles.  

Please click here to identify the training you require for your role before choosing the appropriate tile below.

Leadership Training is now available to book so please click the link below to access the training dates.

Basic Awareness, Foundation, Safer Recruitment and Domestic Abuse training can all be completed online by clicking the e-learning link below.  Please click here for for advice on how to register with the Church of England e-learning portal. 

There is now a Parish Safeguarding Officer Induction module available.  Please click on the link below to book a place on this course.


Please click on a box below to book a place on the relevant training or access the e-learning modules
Online Basic Awareness, Foundation, Safer Recruitment and Domestic Abuse Training
Face to Face or Zoom Leadership training
Face to Face Basic Awareness and Foundation Training
Face to Face Domestic Abuse Training