Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding

The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team have developed a new version of the Leadership training, which replaces the version that has been running nationwide since 2020


This course is aimed at those in a Leadership role and promotes a learning journey for participants. Clergy, Licensed Readers, Safeguarding Officers and ALM's should complete this training.

The Virtual Safeguarding Leadership Learning Pathway requires some pre-course work to be completed. The reason for this is that the Pathway encourages participants to engage in a process of reflective learning. The pre-course work should take approximately two hours. 

This training is completed via a learning management system called Moodle where workbooks, coursework, Zoom links, case study and certificates are accessed.  

  1. Go to the CofE Training Portal
  2. Register or login on the portal if you have not already done so (if you have already completed Basic and Foundation training, you will already have an account on the Portal). You will need your previous username and password
  3. Click on ‘online courses’ where you will see the 'All Courses' screen
  4. Click on the Courses tab/Core Pathways/Leadership to reach Diocese of Chichester 'Chichester 2024
  5. Click on ‘enrol me’, then we will email you as soon as possible to confirm your enrolment
  6. Click on ‘Preparing to Learn’
  7. Click on ‘choose a learning group’ – choose a date that suits your diary, make a note of the 2 dates and time (via Zoom only)
  8. Click on ‘Preparation Task’
  9. Complete the written and reading tasks listed on this page. Once you have completed all of the sections, use the button 'submit' to finish this section, you will not be able to join the first Zoom session until this is done
  10. Join the first Groupwork session on the date you have chosen using the button with the Zoom link shown on the portal
  11. Between the first and second sessions, complete the coursework task via the portal and complete the questions, use the 'submit' button to complete this section, you need to do this via the portal in order to join Zoom session 2
  12. Join the second Groupwork Zoom session for the 2nd session of your module 
  13. Complete the final evaluation and 'submit assignment' 
  14. You will receive an email to say that your certificate is available in your profile once the Tutor has marked all parts of your participation as complete.

Training Dates from September to December 2023 

1st session via training portal 2nd session via training portal
03/10/2023 at 3 – 4.30pm
Trainer: Vicky Martin - booking ended
10/10/2023 at 3 – 4.30pm
booking ended
10/10/2023 at 1pm - 2.30pm
Trainer: Claire Coles
17/10/2023 at 1pm - 2.30pm
11/10/2023 at 7pm - 8.30pm
Trainer: Emma Delacour
18/10/2023 at 7pm - 8.30pm
12/10/2023 at 11am - 12.30pm
Trainer: Claire Coles
19/10/2023 at 11am - 12.30pm
14/10/2023 at 9am – 10.30am
Trainer: Colin Perkins
21/10/2023 at 9am – 10.30am
24/10/2023 at 2 – 3.30pm
Trainer: Colin Perkins - FULL
31/10/2023 at 2 – 3.30pm
30/10/2023 at 3.30 – 5pm
Trainer: Colin Perkins
06/11/2023 at 3.30 – 5pm
03/11/2023 at 12.30pm - 2pm
Trainer: Claire Coles
10/11/2023 at 12.30pm - 2pm
14/11/2023 at 3pm – 4.30pm
Trainer: Emma Delacour - FULL
21/11/2023 at 3pm – 4.30pm
20/11/2023 at 09.30am - 11am
Trainer: Claire Coles
27/11/2023 at 09.30am - 11am
04/12/2023 at 11am – 12.30pm
Trainer: Vicky Martin
11/12/2023 at 11am – 12.30pm
06/12/2023 at 11.30am – 1pm
Trainer: Colin Perkins
(Thurs) 14/12/2023 at 11.30am – 1pm