Safeguarding Events

CCPAS undertake regular training for churches to ensure that churches are fully aware of their safeguarding obligations.  AoG works in close partnership with CCPAS, and endorses their training. 


A specially-designed seminar for leaders and those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This seminar covers many different topics, including:

• How to deal with concerns or allegations of abuse

• Signs and symptoms

• Sexual offenders and grooming

• Developing good practice in work with children, young people and vulnerable adults

• Supporting victims of abuse

• Working with offenders

• Safer recruitment of workers and volunteers

• Working with social workers, the police, Local Authority Designated Officers, the DBS and the Charity Commission.

Current dates are (please check the CCPAS website as these dates may be subject to change):

All delegate bookings include a copy of the accompanying £6 workbook.
Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan Saturday, 1 July 2017 More information
Edgware, Middlesex Saturday, 15 July 2017 More information
Rotherham, South Yorkshire Saturday, 15 July 2017 More information
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Saturday, 22 July 2017 More information
Kingston Upon Hull Saturday, 29 July 2017 More information
London E2 Saturday, 16 September 2017 More information
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire Saturday, 16 September 2017 More information
Pontefract, West Yorkshire Saturday, 16 September 2017 More information
Wymondham Norfolk Saturday, 16 September 2017 More information
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Saturday, 23 September 2017 More information
Swanley, Kent Wednesday, 27 September 2017 More information
Carlisle, Cumbria Saturday, 30 September 2017 More information
Rugby, Warwickshire Saturday, 14 October 2017 More information
Doncaster, South Yorkshire Saturday, 14 October 2017 More information
Sandbach, Cheshire Saturday, 14 October 2017 More information
Edinburgh, Scotland Saturday, 28 October 2017 More information
Orpington, Kent Saturday, 4 November 2017 More information
Earley, Berkshire Saturday, 4 November 2017 More information
York, North Yorkshire Saturday, 25 November 2017 More information
Market Harborough, Leicestershire Saturday, 2 December 2017 More information
Wombourne, Staffordshire Saturday, 13 January 2018 More information

To confirm the above dates and for all information, including how to book, please go to the CCPAS website:


This is a basic training session for those who need a helping hand wit the CCPAS online ebulk system for processing DBS checks.  It covers logging in, processing applications, entering ID and requesting the correct level of check.

Dates TBC


NEW! A POLICY WRITING WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS ONLY Swanley Wednesday, 05 July 2017 More Information
SAFEGUARDING COORDINATORS' CONFERENCE - BRIDGING THE GAP Coventry, West Midlands Saturday, 07 October 2017 More Information
DBS AND ELIGIBILITY TRAINING Swanley Saturday, 18 November 2017 More Information
DOMESTIC ABUSE-IN CHURCHES TOO Swanley Monday, 27 November 2017 More Information


Swanley, Kent Thursday, 19 October 2017 More information


Ring Karen at CCPAS for more details about either event or to book on 0845 120 45 50 option 3, or book online at


AoG has held two Compliancy Forums for Pastors and Leaders of small or newly-established Churches or Charities. (priority for those with or seeking AoG Status). Extra help for Churches with English as a 2nd language in September 2016 and February 2017 at West London Family Church, Fulham, SW6 7QA.

A thirds is now planned for Saturday 16th September. The course will run 10am prompt to 3.30pm finish and cost £25 per person for refreshments, light lunch, training & handouts (£5 discount for each additional person from the same church).

If this is something you think would benefit you and your church, please register your interest by email or phone to David Pearson (with numbers of attendees):

Tel: 01777 322065 (leave a message)

Numbers of attendees will be 20-25 and will be registered on a first come first served basis.

We shall then co-ordinate another event when there are 20-25 registered as interested.