The web-based courses, which provide basic awareness for protecting children and vulnerable adults, makes it easier for church members to access training, and you can now register yourself online.
Church of England guidance requires that all those working with children and/or vulnerable adults are trained appropriately - this course fulfils the first level of this requirement.
The Bishops and Archdeacons have mandated that both courses must be completed by all clergy members, all churchwardens and all parish safeguarding representatives in every parish, as well as other members of the church workforce according to their role.
There are two courses, one in Child Protection, one in Adult Safeguarding.
Each course should take less than an hour to complete, though you do not need to finish them in one visit. You can work your way through each course and save your progress, picking up where you left off each time you log in.
The Diocese of Chelmsford has developed the training in partnership with five other dioceses, including the Diocese of Liverpool.