Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding training within the Methodist Church is comprised of 3 modules:

Here you will find information on each module, including their respective Required Attendance Lists, which details the roles for which each type of training is mandatory, and what you will learn from each course. 

 

In addition you will find information on District wide trainers who are able to facilitate Foundation and Foundation Refresher training, as well as available training dates; and dates for the Advanced Level course. 

 

Foundation Module (2016 Edition)

The Creating Safer Space Foundation and Foundation Refresher Courses are designed to promote an awareness of safeguarding amongst those who work within the church in both paid and voluntary capacities.

 

The course aims to empower those to feel confident to share safeguarding concerns with the appropriate person. 

After completing the course attendees will: 

  • know that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility 

  • have a better understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church

  • know when to have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or adult

  • appreciate your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or adult

  • be aware of who in the church to go to with any concerns

  • recognise potential blocks within the church to responding well

  • be aware of the impact of the Past Cases Review (PCR) findings on good practice.

For information on who should attend this course, please view the Required Attendance List

Foundation Level courses are not arranged by the District and are coordinated by each circuit. The District recognises that there are some circuits which do not have 'Train the Trainer' qualified people within their midst who can deliver the Foundation course. To address this please find below links to the following:

  • a database of available trainers across the District who will be able to facilitate training in other circuits

  • a list of Foundation courses taking place in various circuits across the District

It is hoped that by sharing resources we can ensure that all persons, churches and circuits are fully equipped to safeguard effectively. 

 

Refresher - Foundation Module 2016 Edition

The Creating Safer Space Foundation Refresher Course is designed to provide those who have completed the Foundation Course with updated information and renew their knowledge. 

Unless the individual's role within the church/circuit requires completion of the Advanced Level course, the expectation is that attendees will undertake the refresher course every 4 years. 

After completing the course attendees will: 

  • remind you that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church

  • refresh your understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church

  • learn from the Past Cases Review and note the current national context

  • identify how to tackle potential obstacles to responding well within the Church

  • reflect on your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or vulnerable adult

  • recognise emerging forms of abuse

  • consider the needs of survivors.

For information on who should attend this course, please view the Required Attendance List

Refresher Foundation Level courses are not arranged by the District and are coordinated by each circuit. The District recognises that there are some circuits which do not have 'Train the Trainer' qualified people within their midst to deliver the Foundation Refresher course. To address this please find below links to the following:

  • a database of available trainers across the District who will be able to facilitate training in other circuits

  • a list of Foundation courses taking place in various circuits across the District

It is hoped that by sharing resources we can ensure that all persons, churches and circuits are fully equipped to safeguard effectively. 

 

Advanced Level (2019 Edition)

The Creating Safer Space Advanced Level Course is designed to consolidate and develop the learning gained from the Foundation/Foundation Refresher course.

 

It aims to:

  • explore what this means in your designated role of responsibility within the Church

  • further equip you with skills and resources to be confident in promoting good practice in the Church and community

  • extend your understanding of responding well to different groups within the Church community.

Advanced Level courses are facilitated by the District and organised on a circuit by circuit basis. This means that registration priority is given to attendees from the host circuit, but we also encourage those in need of the training to apply for sessions outside of their own circuits. In addition we also offer dates for the Advanced Level training which are open to all.

 

For information on who should attend this course please view the Required Attendance List.

 

The Advanced Level course training calendar for 2019 - 2020 has been devised and is available via the link below. 

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