Autumn 2020 Safeguarding Training Update
Face to face training is not possible for the foreseeable future. The Excellence In Safeguarding Update film is therefore a temporary measure until we are able to return to face to face training, and we will make sure that all churches are made aware as soon as it is possible to resume our normal training schedule.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect us all and we know that many churches have stepped up to provide more support and care for those in their local communities. Food banks, deliveries of medication, online services and groups and many different sorts of online, mobile and telephone pastoral care mean that churches are faced with some new safeguarding situations alongside all of those that normally form part of church life
Process to access training
- Contact a trainer and book the training – a period of time to watch the safeguarding film – and an online question and answer session. Make payment to trainer
- Obtain the training video and resource pack from the trainer (churches are not permitted to distribute the video to other churches or use them for other training sessions)
- Distribute the resource pack to participants
- Arrange for participants to watch the safeguarding film
- Arrange for participants to join online question & answer online session with trainer
- Distribute and collect feedback forms from participants
- Email the feedback forms to the trainer
- Keep a record of those who accessed the training
Getting the most from the Safeguarding Update film
Our Safeguarding Update film covers the key points of both Level 2 and Level 3 training and is accompanied by a Resources Pack (PDF) which is available from the trainer once the church has booked the training. (Churches are responsible for distributing this pack to those from their church undertaking the training).
Participants don’t need to have the pack to hand when they watch the film, but please encourage them to take time to read it afterwards to add to their understanding. It includes specific guidance about the impact of coronavirus and the ways in which churches might respond to safeguarding concerns.
If a participant is new to safeguarding in your church, please give them a copy of our Gateway to Safeguarding booklet and the church’s safeguarding policy and procedures to help them get started.
The film lasts for 90 minutes and there is a break point in the middle. Participants are welcome to watch the whole film in one go, or you may prefer to split it into two sections over two days. Throughout the film there are four ‘Stop and Consider’ points that encourage participants to pick up paper and pen and reflect on the themes that have been covered as well as thinking about safeguarding practice in your church. At the end of the film participants will be asked to think about action points for them and their church, and participants might find it helpful to share these with their church’s Designated Person for Safeguarding.
Churches will need to arrange, with the trainer, a zoom question and answer session for participants which will last around 30/45 mins. This will give participants an opportunity to raise questions from the training.
At the end of the training please collect the feedback forms from participants and email them to the trainer.
There is a small administration charge of £25.00 for each church accessing the update film and the online question and answer sessions with a trainer.
Information regarding safeguarding training will be sent to ministers from the ministry department. Once these have been sent to ministers, we will be in touch with ministers requiring updating their training and how to access it.
WEBNET Trainers (for contact details please contact the office)
More safeguarding resources and information can be found at www.baptist.org.uk/safeguarding.
If you have any questions or you’d appreciate a conversation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch Gary Woodall.
17th November 2020