Members of Clergy attend mandatory safeguarding training in Sussex and Surrey.

November 1, 2023

As part of our diocesan commitment to Safeguarding, the clergy of the Diocese are required to attend a full day's Safeguarding training every two years. This year's training was delivered by a member of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) and included modules on Leadership and Listening to Victim and Survivor Perspectives.

Two in person sessions took place, one in Sussex (pictured above) with 72 attendees and a second in Surrey with over 50 attendees - including Bishop Richard, lay members of our Safeguarding Subcommittee of Trustees, and the diocesan COO. Attendance at these sessions is required by Bishop Richard in order for members of Clergy to continue in public ministry, with further sessions planned for those who were unable to attend October's training.

Our Safeguarding Team assist parishes in their work with vulnerable groups, facilitating safe environments and maintaining consistently high standards. To find out more about safeguarding in our diocese please click here.