The St Paul’s Safeguarding Training policy sets out details of the grace period provided to allow people who need Safeguarding training to start a role before the training is completed.
It is recognised that for many who perform these roles, this training requirement may be seen as an additional burden. The contributions made by volunteers are very much appreciated and is deeply valued.
St Paul’s wishes to help volunteers to manage this extra requirement as well as fulfilling its moral and legal duty to ensure safeguarding training is completed by those that require it.
To accomplish this, this policy grants a period of grace to each person who requires safeguarding training.
The following grace periods will apply:
The C0 module must be completed within 1 calendar month of starting a role that requires it.
C1 & C2 accreditations must be achieved within 3 calendar months of starting a role which requires them
If the required accreditation is not achieved within this grace period, then the individual will not be able to perform the role until such time as they are correctly accredited.
If you have any questions about this please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer by email at email@example.com
If you don’t know what level of accrediation you require then click here to read the St Paul’s Safeguarding Training Policy, or email the Parish Safeguarding Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the following links for instructions on how to access the module you require:
This is a question that has been specifically determined by the House of Bishops.
You will still need to do the Church of England training for the role you are in.
The official answer can be found in the ‘Safeguarding Training and Development Practice Guidance‘ published by the Archbishops Council.
This is a quote from the practice guidance that explains the decision:
No accreditation is given against the core safeguarding training modules for prior learning that has not been provided by the Church of England framework.
This is due to church core safeguarding training modules situating safeguarding practice within the unique context of the church and providing participants with the opportunity to relate their learning to their faith.