Temporary changes to Safeguarding Training Requirements
The following statement was issued by the Methodist Church in Britain:
Due to the travel and contact restrictions that have been imposed to cope with the spread of Covid 19, the Methodist Church has had to make many changes to its normal programmes and plans.
This has also had an impact for those members, officers and ministers who are required to undertake Foundation and Advanced Module safeguarding training every four years, due to the cancellation of some training courses.
It has therefore been agreed that, for all those who have reached the four year point since they last undertook the relevant training, a temporary six month extension will be applied in order to allow for the current lockdown period and allow new training dates to be planned for in the Autumn.
Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of Conference
Henry Lewis, Chair Safeguarding Committee