Creating Safer Space Foundation Module/Leadership Module

Creating Safer Space Foundation Module (CSS FM)

It is a requirement that all those who have a safeguarding role in church attend and complete this 2.5 hour course with an authorised trainer.  Please let Gill Crippen and the District Office know when there are any changes to circuit and church safeguarding officers.  Please can circuits also let us know when they are running courses as others may be interested in attending.

The CSS Foundation Module needs to be repeated every 4 years.  The new CSS FM 2016 and a new refresher CSS FM 2016 can both be delivered by trained trainers in the circuits, and both sets of materials are now on the MCH website.  If you want to train as a CSS FM trainer, please speak to your Circuit Safeguarding Officer and Superintendent.  The DMLN East of England Region is running events to train the trainers (see DMLN East of England Regional Learning Network link below).


Creating Safer Space Leadership Module (CSS LM)

It is a Conference requirement that those who need to do the CSS LM will have done so before 31 August 2015.  All ministers and circuit safeguarding officers are required to attend along with others in leadership positions.  It is a 6 hour course and will necessitate a day’s commitment to attend.   If you have not completed this one-day course, or are new to the post, please book yourself on to a course immediately (see DMLN East of England Regional Learning Network link below).
The CSS LM handbooks are available free of charge from Methodist Publishing, postage payable, or as a download.  We will supply the handbooks at the training events.  Please see
Please go to the DMLN East of England Regional Learning Network site at  for information about forthcoming CSS LM training sessions.

Sarah Sutherland, 23/01/2014