Why safeguarding training is important
We have heard all too many references in the media recently reminding us of occasions when the church has failed to safeguard some of its members and guests. This is tragic, and a sad reflection on Christian people.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Whether working with children, young people or adults at risk, everyone in an organisation needs to understand the importance of keeping everyone safe.
Some people who need support can be vulnerable to harm by others – abuse or neglect, for example. Some can be a risk to others, perhaps because of their behaviour or the way they need to be supported. Developing a culture of awareness will help everyone feel more protected and lessen the risks posed within church life.
Leading by example is one of the most powerful ways of setting and maintaining cultures. Training is a key way of developing your awareness of safeguarding and becoming a culture-changer.
In addition: an up to date DBS check and safeguarding training up to Level 3 are required for all our accredited Baptist ministers
Level 2 and Level 3 Training - Delivered by CCPAS
We are pleased to offer a number of safeguarding training events around the Association during 2016-2017.
Level 2 training is designed for the Minister, Deacons/trustees, the designated person for safeguarding and all those who work with children, young people and adults at risk. This level now includes an introduction to the problem of spiritual abuse.
Level 3 is designed for the Minister, Deacons/Trustees, the designated person for safeguarding and anyone involved in the recruitment of paid staff or volunteers who will be working with children, young people and adults at risk.
It includes more information about spiritual abuse and provides further advice with what to do if a disclosure is made, or if you discover that abuse of any kind has or is taking place. Level 3 follows on from level 2 and it is strongly advised that you attend level 2 before attending level 3.
This information will be kept in accordance with HEBA's Data Protection and Privacy policies (which can be viewed here).
These are excellent documents - full of helpful information, guidelines and template documents.