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The Panel provides training free of charge to those who work directly or are responsible for activities with children, young people or vulnerable adults in our churches from the Union of Welsh Independents, Baptist Union of Wales and Presbyterian Church of Wales . Our training is based on the policies and practice as found in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups handbook.  Training aims to help workers and volunteers to be familiar with current guidelines and know what to do if they have safeguarding concerns or are concerned about an individual or situation. Safeguarding training is essential for all those who work or volunteer with children, youth, vulnerable adults and is necessary to meet the requirements the Charities Commission and usually your insurance policy.

Our training seeks to comply with the National Safeguarding Training Standards for Wales  which divides roles into 5 groups A-F .  The groups that are relevant to our church settings are A-C.  Group A is for everyone, Group B is for those who have more responisbility and C relates to those taking a specific designated safeguarding and decision making role. We recommend that all vulnerable groups workers and volunteers complete the online Group A e-learning course as soon as possible after commencing their role and before they do a level 1 or 2 Interdenominational Safeguarding Panel course. This short course (approximately 45 minutes) has been developed by Social Care Wales and can be done at a time of your choosing - no need to book. The Panel safeguarding training courses noted below will help you to embed this Group A knowledge and understand your denominational safeguarding policies and procedures.

The Panel offers 3 types of safeguarding training: scroll down for details and to book a place

  1. LEVEL 1 SESSIONS are suitable for volunteers (2 hours)
  2. LEVEL 2 SESSIONS are for ministers, leaders and staff (6 hours)

 SAFEGUARDING TRAINING FOR TRUSTEES   We do not offer specific training for charity trustees although the content in the above sessions will be relevant to them, The Panel Safeguarding officer recommends the following  safeguarding training for charity trustees.   thirtyone eight  offer a 2 hour taught online session - currently £57  and NSPCC offer  an elearning course that can be followed at a time convenient to the trustee - currently £25 


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 Please note : unfortunately, we may need to cancel an event if less than 10 people have booked


We have a small team of volunteer trainers  from across Wales who can deliver basic level 1 safeguarding training to volunteers in local churches. This may be face to face or virtually. They have received training and resources to ensure that the training is consistent.  We hope this will increase the amount of training available. Please contact the office with your requests for training as usual.  

CURRENT SESSIONS ARE NOTED BELOW BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORGANISE A SESSION FOR YOUR CHURCH PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE. This could be face to face or zoom depending on numbers or availability of a local trainer. 

 18/3/24  Monday 2.30 - 4.30  ( English language ZOOM)  

25/4/24 Thursday 7.30-9.30  ( English Language) zoom session 

29/4/24 Monday afternoon 2-4.00  ( Welsh language session ZOOM) 

 30/4/24 Tuesday 7-9pm  Welsh language only  -  Capel y Drindod Pwllheli (no zoom option )  

10/7/24 Wednesday 7-9 .15 pm  English session ZOOM   book here    poster here




2. LEVEL 2 SESSIONS FOR MINISTERS 2024    (full day sessions 9.30-3.45)

All level 2 sessions are delivered over zoom by our safeguarding and training officer  Julie Edwards

This is mandatory training for all ministers from the three denominations and should be repeated at least every 4 years. Please book using the links below or contact the office.

To see all the available sessions and to book your place click here 

Thurday 11th January 2024 Welsh 9.30-3.30  

Tuesday 30th January 2024   English language. 9.30-3.45

Tuesday 5th March  2024 Welsh 9.30-3.45   

Wednesday 20th March 2024   English language. 9.30-3.45

Thurday 11th April 2024 Welsh 9.30-3.45

 Wednesday 11th September 2024  English Language in person session  in the Llwyfan,  Carmarthen  9.45-16.00 book here  (Lunch will be provided) organised by the Baptist Union of Wales - open to all 

Thursday 12th September 2024 Welsh Language in person session in the Halliwell, Carmarthen 9.45-16.00 book here (Lunch provided)         organised by the Baptist Union of Wales - open to all 

 Tuesday 24th September 2024  English Language zoom session  9.30-3.45 book here 


This 2.5 hour  session will focus on the role of a safeguarding coordinator and the practical elements a local church should put in place to ensure that they are effectively safeguarding vulnerable groups. It will include policy, safer recruitment and DBS and record  keeping.  There will not be a focus on the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.  This is covered in more detail in the level 1 and 2 training sessions. 

28/2/2024   Wednesday 10-12.30 (English Language ZOOM session) 

29/2/2024   Thursday 9.30 - 12.00  (Welsh Language ZOOM session)

20/5/24 Monday evening 6.30-9.30 pm  (English Language ZOOM) 

4/7/24 Thursday 10.00-12.30 (Welsh Language ZOOM) book here   ( rearranged from 3/6/24)

1/10/24 Tuesday  evening 6.30-9.30 pm  (English Language ZOOM) book here 

Further sessions to be added - please get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to put your name down for the next course and note daytime or evening - thanks