The  Panel provides training to those who work directly with children, young people or vulnerable adults in our churches and those who are responsible for these activities (e.g. church trustees)

Our training is based on our current policies and practice as found in our Handbook. It aims to equip workers and volunteers and will help them to be familiar with current guidelines and know what to do if they are concerned about a situation or an individual. 

Safeguarding training is mandatory 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.

Current sessions are noted below but if you would like to organise a  face to face or zoom session for your church please contact the office.

  Here are some comments from people who have attended Panel training sessions:

"It was explained thoroughly and was easy to follow"

"No nonsense not sensationalised approach to serious matters - Worthwhile seminar - such an important topic"

"Best Safeguarding training I have attended- relevant, clear and not alarming"

"Clear and didn't feel too complex"

"The training was both clear and interesting. It has increased my understanding of abuse and how to deal with it."

 CURRRENT SESSIONS:

July 2022

12th July 4.30-6.30 pm : Safeguarding Training for volunteers  see this poster for more details    To book your free place follow this link to the tocyn.cymru website  https://tocyn.cymru/en/event/d8307d7b-8f8e-4d98-b000-e53e2f71e2f4

This session will be delivered via ZOOm but a group from Tabernacle Baptist Church Newbridge will be joining the zoom session from the church building. Please contact Rev Peter Cho if you would like to join this session in person.

 

Training update:   We are moving towards a new model of training delivery, where a small team of volunteers from across Wales are trained to deliver basic safeguarding training to volunteers in local churches. This is an exciting development which we hope will increase the amount of training available.

Our volunteer trainers are currently receiving training themselves to ensure that the new training is consistent and of a high quality. We will be rolling out this programme in the coming months. Julie, our safeguarding and training officer will continue to deliver the staff and minister training and is overseeing this new project.  In the meantime, please contact the office with your requests for training as usual.