A whole-church responsibility

Upcoming Training


If your church needs any safeguarding training the please contact the Synod Safeguarding team via email

and we will seek to arrange this for you

You can also access the Foundation E-learning at any time here

There are also a wide range of bespoke training courses available via Zoom. To see the courses and dates available please click



Good Practice 6

The latest policy and good practice guidance in safeguarding. Download it Here


Find out more about safeguarding training.

Safeguarding Coordinator?

Read this helpful guide if you’ve been asked to be a safeguarding coordindator.

Useful contacts and helplines

The Synod Safeguarding Officer

For any issues relating to safeguarding, urgent or otherwise. Please contact Carrie, our Synod Safeguarding Officer. Carrie can offer advice and assistance even if you’re not sure if the issue is defintiely a safeguatding concern. If in doubt always report your concerns,


Carrie is appointed by a Synod to take the lead in safeguarding matters. The role includes:
• being an advocate for safeguarding within the Synod
• coordinating Synod safeguarding procedures and resources
• being the first point of contact in the Synod for safeguarding issues, responding
appropriately to concerns, liaising with the Assembly Safeguarding Adviser and
cooperating with the relevant statutory authorities
• advising and supporting local churches in responding effectively to safeguarding issues


If you have a concern, have witnessed abuse, or it has been disclosed to you, you must report it
to your Church Safeguarding Coordinator or Synod Safeguarding Officer within 24 hours. The only exception is if they are the subject of the concerns, in which case you must report it to the safeguarding designated person who is not implicated in the situation.

Carrie Kaunda

Carrie Kaunda

Safeguarding Officer

Latest safeguarding news and training

eSafeguarding Training – Various Courses and Dates

Please find detailed various safeguarding training courses and dates.  If you wish to book a place on Foundation/Intermediate courses could you please let me know as soon as possible. Booking details at the bottom of page

Safeguarding Foundation Training

Safeguarding Intermediate Training

Foundation training can also be found as an E-learning course and you can access that here.


If you wish to book the DDC verifiers and Safer Recruitment course could you please email
DDC Verifiers and Safer Recruitment (back to back, 1hr per subject)

November 22nd 1.30pm-3.30pm

The areas to be covered:


The role of a Verifier?
Service features and benefits
The support and assistance available to Verifiers
Recent changes at the DBS
Blemished disclosure process
FAQ’s and real case studies


Learning from Past Cases
Preparing to Recruit
The Selection Process
The Interview Process
After the Interview
Starting Employment

Any problems or questions please contact Paula Kitson
Safeguarding Support Officer







Safeguarding Newsletter - July 2023

National Training Available




CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

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