Creating Safer Space Modules


Creating Safer Space Foundation Module and Refresher

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 the District Safeguarding Officers 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.  Foundation Module and Refresher training sessions are being arranged all the time in different circuits (see links below).

Creating Safer Space Advanced Module (CSS AM - formerly Leadership Module)

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 links below).  Attendance at the Foundation Module is necessary before attending the Advanced Module.
The CSS AM handbooks are available free of charge from Methodist Publishing, postage payable, or as a download.  We will supply the handbooks at the training events.

The next set of Advanced Module training sessions being planned are:

Tuesday 3 September 2019    9.30 - 1.30    Wisbech
Friday 13 September 2019      9.30 - 1.30    Moulsham Lodge, Chelmsford
Tuesday 1 October 2019        12.30 - 4.30    Ipswich area (venue tbc)
Saturday 26 October 2019       9.30 - 1.30    Welwyn Garden City
Tuesday 7 November 2019    12.30 - 4.40    Pulham Market

Please click to book a place on one of the above CSS training sessions.

CSS Advanced Module events will continue to be delivered on a frequent and regular basis for the foreseeable future across the region.

Please click for lists of those who should attend Foundation Module and Advanced Module training.

Please go to the Learning Network East of England Region site at for further information about CSS Foundation Module and Advanced Module training.

More information about CSS modules can also  be found at