Safeguarding Basic Awareness and Foundation Awareness

Everyone working in either a voluntary or paid capacity in the Diocese needs to update their Safeguarding Learning every three years.

Click here to register for the Safeguarding Basic Awareness Online Training and the Foundation Training available on the Church of England website.

Originally, both of these safeguarding learning programmes have had to be completed online.

This created difficulties for those colleagues who are not confident completing material online and for those with poor or no internet access.

To ensure everyone can access these two modules, The National Safeguarding Team has produced materials for both of these modules to be completed in person in a group using the PowerPoint slides. They also provide a script to assist colleagues who would like to run the presentation.

Once the programmes are completed the Diocese will issue completion certificates, please email with the following information:

  • Level of training completed
  • Name of person Delivering
  • Name of attendee
  • Email address of attendee
  • PSO of attendee email address (If you would like a copy of the certificate sent to them directly)

Basic Awareness

Click here to download the powerpoint slides

Click here to download the powerpoint script

Click here to download the theological reflection

Click here to download the 'who's who'

Click here to download the assessment booklet


Foundation Awareness

Click here to download powerpoint slides.

Click here to download the powerpoint script


Familiarisation Sessions (Optional but encouraged)

To assist those colleagues who might wish to run these programmes in a parish setting the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is offering familiarisation sessions

Each session will be 60 minutes and delivered over Zoom.

The session will give colleagues an opportunity to run through the PowerPoint slides, and ask any questions about the facilitators script and/or the learning materials (which can be downloaded above, and should be reviewed prior to the session).

The sessions available in 2023 are as follows, please book using the registration link:

Event Title Event Type  Day 1st Session Date Time Length  Registration  Link

Basic and Foundation Familiarisation Sessions





60 mins

Basic and Foundation Familiarisation Sessions





60 mins


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