Safeguarding Training

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Introduction to Training

Calendar of Training 


Introduction to Training at the Diocese of Hallam

The Safeguarding Office of the Hallam Catholic Safeguarding Commission is committed to providing training for clergy and religious, lay workers and volunteers in ministry with the Catholic Diocese of Hallam.

Training is part of the process of creating safe environments for all. It helps to raise awareness. Feedback from those who have attended sessions suggests that it helps people to feel more confident about what they do, especially if they need to raise concerns.

We are endeavouring to provide training to the standard set by "Towards a Culture of Safeguarding", and as part of that process we hope to have access to an e-learning programme to supplement the face to face training.

The Safeguarding Office also works with Ecumenical partners to provide additional training by negotiation. If you are booking with one of the advertised training courses delivered under the auspices of the Ecumentical Safeguarding Partnership, you will need to specify at the point of booking, which parish, church organisations, Diocese or circuit you are attached to.

Please see the attached document for training offered to specific groups

Events which are described as open seminars, for example the 'Hurt By Abuse seminars', are open to all with an interest subject to numbers.

At present all training events are free providing eligibility is agreed. There will however be a charge if places are booked and the place is not taken up.

Each year the Hallam Safeguarding Commission provides a variety of training courses including induction sessions for new safeguarding representatives, Hurt by Abuse seminars and an annual safeguarding event, as well as other training based on topics topics such as DBS & safe recruitment, common sense in safeguarding for adults and children, code of conduct and reporting concerns, and creating safe environments.

Please contact us if you have ideas about topics for training.
If you want to offer training, please provide details of your skills and experience using the attached form and send it to our Sessional Trainer Jim Todd on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Calendar of Training

Course/Topic/Seminar Date Time Location

Common Sense in Catholic Safeguarding (St Joseph’s or St Theresa only)


 Saturday 12th September 2015

10 am - 11.30 am 

Saint Theresa of The Child Jesus, 311 Queen Mary Road, Sheffield, S2 1EA

Annual Safeguarding Event

Saturday 26th September 2015

9.30am - 2pm

St Patrick’s Church, Barnsley Rd, Sheffield, S5 0QF

 Managing and Supporting Those Who Cause Harm

Saturday 17th October 2015


10am - 1pm

St Peter in Chains, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN12AA


To book any of these courses or to ask about introduction and information sessions for LSRs, please contact the Safeguarding Administrator, Jo Pearson, on 0114 2566453 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Booking is essential to ensure you have a place and that you can be contacted if there are venue changes)

For more information about the Hurt By Abuse project and the open seminars, please see the Hurt By Abuse page.


Other Available Training

Please click here for other courses on safeguarding that are run by Sheffield City Council and available for your use. Most are free but can incur cancellation costs.

For those interested from outside of Sheffield, please apply through Sr Clare Smith at the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For those residing within Sheffield, please book with Dawn Shearwood, the Development and Training Manager at Safeguarding Adults, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0114 2736870.



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