Diocese of Portsmouth

Parish Based Training

We encourage everyone to complete the Safeguarding e-learning online wherever possible. These modules can be found by clicking here

However, we recognise that some in the parish may have difficulty accessing the online training so in those cases it is possible to deliver certain safeguarding training in the parish. 

Safeguarding training modules can be delivered during weekdays, weekends, and evenings subject to trainer availability. We will endeavour to meet all trainer booking requests, however, to increase the chances of a trainer being available to lead a session, we advise the host parish to put forward a few possible dates at least several weeks in advance.   

There are three modules which can be delivered locally:

  • Safeguarding Basic Awareness – 1.5 hours
  • Safeguarding Foundations – 1.5 hours
  • Safeguarding Domestic Abuse – 2 hours

These modules can be delivered individually or in combination in your chosen locality. 

The host parish should ensure that there are adequate numbers attending a course. Minimum session attendees are 12. Once the parish has indicated the numbers of participants who will attend, the training event may be opened up to other parishes and publicised via the Diocesan Safeguarding Training website. The maximum number of attendees for any session is 30

If you require the Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer to come to your church to deliver the modules outlined above please complete the booking form which can be found by clicking here