Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding training is important

Many Churches have rightly been taking Safeguarding seriously and have been making provision for their ministers and volunteers to participate in the safeguarding training provided by HEBA. 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.

From 1 January 2017, all accredited persons and Nationally Recognised Pastors must undertake the BUGB level 2 and 3 safeguarding training every 4 years, and at least one module per year in the intervening years. This includes those serving as a Moderator or part-time minister.

HEBA has arranged for qualified trainers to deliver the BUGB training at Level 2 and Level 3.

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 2 is a pre-requirement for attending Level 3.

HEBA provides named certificates of attendance to those who attend training. These are sent to your church contact after the training.

Training dates


Stafford Baptist ChurchTuesday19th February219:00 - 21:00
Newport Baptist ChurchSaturday9th March210:00 - 13:00
Chelmsley Wood Baptist ChurchSaturday16th March210:00 - 13:00
Walsgrave Baptist ChurchSaturday23rd March310:00 - 15:30
Newport Baptist ChurchSaturday13th April310:00 - 15:30
Cannon Street MemorialSaturday11th May310:00 - 15:00

If your church wishes to host a safeguarding training event in 2019, please contact Sonia at the HEBA office:

Other dates will be added to this page as they become available.

Please book places using this booking form as it helps enormously with the administration.

Payment must be made with bookings to prevent the significant number of ‘no shows’ we have experienced in past years, which was frustrating when we also had waiting lists of people wanting to attend sessions. See the form for more information.


Ministers and other workers recognised/accredited by the Baptist Union of Great Britain – no charge (HEBA will cover their training cost).
For those from Churches that do not contribute regularly to Baptist Home Mission £20 per person.
For those from Churches that do contribute regularly to Baptist Home Mission – a discounted price of £10 per person.

Essential reading

In order to get the best from the training, participants need to read ‘Safe to Grow’ and ‘Safe to Belong’, or the new combined document in advance. They can be downloaded using the following link:

Participants should also be familiar with the safeguarding policies and procedures from their own Church.