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Advanced Safeguarding Module – online

Creating Safer Spaces:

Advanced Safeguarding Training Online

Safeguarding training is mandatory for those in the roles identified in the following link: Advanced Module Required Attendance . This includes all ministers, local preachers & worship leaders, lay workers with children and vulnerable adults, District Policy Committee members and circuit safeguarding co-ordinators.

It is organised by the District Safeguarding Officer. Any questions about this should be addressed in the first instance to Katrin, the District administrator –

Online Session:

The Foundation Module must be completed before attending the Advanced Module for the first time.

The course is split into three part:

  • Self-Study/e-learning – E-learning (units 1-5a) – approximately 4 to 7 hours which can be completed in smaller sections. Alongside the e-learning, participants complete a Workbook which they then take to the Gathered session.
  • Gathered Session – (Unit 5b) – a 2 hour facilitated session to consolidate learning from Advanced Module (online) e-learning held on Zoom.
  • Handbook- to support learning during Advanced Module and for further study and resources.

The Online Gathered sessions are being held jointly with other districts. This gives a larger group of dates you can choose from.
Booking for each date close 30 days beforehand to allow time to post out the materials required for the e-learning and to enrol you on the module. N.B. the e-learning MUST be completed before attending a Gathered Session.
The Zoom link to join the gathered session is emailed out about 2 days beforehand.

Dates of the Advance Module Online Gathered sessions 2023/34

Sessions will run from 10am – 12 noon or 7pm-9pm on each date

  • Wednesday 6 December – hosted by Sheffield (registration closed)
  • Thursday 25 January 2024 – hosted by Sheffield (registration closed)
  • Wednesday 7th February 7pm – 9pm – hosted by Newcastle/Darlington (registration closed)
  • Wednesday 21 February 2024 – hosted by Sheffield (registration closed)
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 – hosted by Sheffield
  • Monday 18th March 7pm – 9pm – hosted by Newcastle/Darlington
  • Wednesday 22nd May 7pm – 9pm – hosted by Newcastle/Darlington
  • Wednesday 4 June 2024 – hosted by Yorkshire North and East
  • Thursday 20 June 2024 – hosted by Yorkshire North and East

Use this link to register for your preferred date and time:

If you are unsure whether you are required to complete this course please contact your church or circuit safeguarding officer.

If you have any questions or are struggling with booking, please contact the District Administrator, Katrin Hackett, by emailing:

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