‘Safeguarding’ is the practice and procedures we undertake in our church communities with the aim of providing safe environments for all, including ministers, other paid workers and volunteers, as well as for the protection of adults, young people and children from harm, abuse or neglect.
Every church should adopt a safeguarding policy and have in place up-to-date procedures enabling ‘safeguarding’ to be a priority in their church context.
HEBA works with Baptists Together in providing information and training so that Baptist churches can maintain safe environments for all.
You can read the HEBA Trustees' Safeguarding Policy here. The HEBA Trustee for Safeguarding is Revd Duncan MacLean.
HEBA has trained several members of our churches to deliver the Baptists Together Safeguarding Training Excellence in Safeguarding at Levels 2 and 3. More information on training is available for download.
A comprehensive collection of forms, model procedures, policies and service ideas are available on the Baptists Together website.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING UPDATE
If you are in need of Safeguarding Training, whether at Level 2 or Level 3 please check with your Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) as to whether your own church is considering hosting an event.
Every potential Attendee MUST complete the Application Form (Link is further down the page) and return to email@example.com
Level 2 Training Events
(A greyed out Event indicates there are very few spaces left whilst those in RED are now full, please contact KEITH BALDWIN 07903 045670
or firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability or for any other training queries.)
Sat,15 Apr at 9:30am West Bromwich Baptist Church, Tantany Ln, West Bromwich B71 1DS
Sat,20 May at 9:30am Newcastle Baptist Church, 35 Stafford Ave, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle ST5 3BN
Mon,22 May at 6.00pm Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Pl, Rugby CV21 2PJ
Sat,03 Jun at 9.30am Perry Beeches Baptist Church, Beeches Rd, Great Barr, Birmingham B42 2HF
Sat,24 Jun at 9.30am Connected Life Baptist Church, George Rd, Birmingham B23 7RY
Level 3 Training Events
Wed,19 Apr at 6:00pm Londonderry Baptist Church, Bristnall Hall Road, Oldbury B68 9NF
Sat,25 Mar at 9:30am Walsgrave Baptist Church, Hinckley Rd, Coventry CV2 2EX
Tue,23 May at 6.00pm Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Pl, Rugby CV21 2PJ
Please complete the application form below if you’d like to book - email it to email@example.com
The cost for each individual participant from a church which gives regularly to Baptist Home Mission will be £15.00. (£25.00 for others). There is no charge for accredited, nationally and regionally recognised pastors/ministers.
Training for Ministers
All accredited, nationally and regionally recognised pastors/ministers are required to undertake the safeguarding training required by the National Ministerial Recognition Committee (MRC) to maintain their accreditation/recognition. A safeguarding training clause should be included in the Terms of Settlement for all of the above ministries.
The current training requirements are to undertake Excellence in Safeguarding Training through BUGB at level 2 and 3 every 4 years, and every year to undertake an online BUGB training session on a particular aspect of safeguarding.
The responsibility to ensure that non-accredited and non-recognised ministers undertake their safeguarding training remains with the church trustees. If you have any queries about this, please contact your Regional Minister.
Participants should be familiar with the safeguarding policy statement and procedures from their own Church.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning Safeguarding Training.