The Diocese is committed to the highest levels of safeguarding. All PTO clergy are required to have completed Church of England C3 Leadership Clergy Safeguarding training (Levels C1 and C2) within the last three years, or be booked onto a forthcoming training session. Details of upcoming safeguarding training events can be found here.
The policy of the House of Bishops is that those who hold PTO must have a current DBS. These must be renewed at 3 year intervals and your PTO term will run concurrently with your DBS. Please contact Kim Nash for further information.
If you are new to the Diocese, your current Bishop will be asked to provide a commendation (in the form of an episcopal reference and clergy current status letter).