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This year's safeguarding training courses

Foundation Module

The roles mandated to attend foundation module training are:

  • Managers of Synod Safeguarding Officers / Advisors
  • Church Safeguarding Coordinators
  • Deputy Church Safeguarding Coordinator
  • Members of the Safeguarding Advisory Group (or its successor)
  • Synod Safeguarding Committees and Reference Groups
  • Active Ministers and CRCWs (including retired ministers who meet the requirements of active ministry)
  • Synod Moderators
  • Youth and Children Workers including volunteer leaders
  • Youth and Children’s Workers (volunteer helpers)
  • Adult Workers including volunteer leaders
  • Adult Workers (volunteer helpers)
  • Managers of Children, Youth and Adults Workers
  • Pastoral Workers / Visitors
  • Synod Clerks
  • Section O Investigation
  • Commission and Appeal Panel Members
  • Worship Leaders and Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers
  • URC Trustees and Synod Trustees
  • Elders as local church trustees.

Foundation and Foundation Refresher Safeguarding Training (Approx 2 hours).

Wednesday 14th February 2024
10am - 12pm

Emmanuel, West Wickham (Southern Synod)

Monday 15th April 2024
7pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Friday 14th June 2024
10am - 12pm

St Andrew’s Canterbury URC (Southern Synod)

Monday 22nd July 2024
Bromley by Bow (Thames North)

August 2024
Location TBC

September 2024
Location TBC

Monday 21st October 2024
10am- 12pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Thursday 21st November 2024
7pm – 9.30pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Foundation E-Learning module

The Foundation training is also available as an E Learning which can be completed in your own time. The link is here:

https://www.urclearninghub.org.uk/course/view.php?id=24

Please download the accompanying Handbook below if you are intending on completing the e- Learning.

https://southernsynodurc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Foundation-Handbook-2022.pdf

Intermediate Module

The roles mandated to attend intermediate module training are:

  • Synod Safeguarding Officers / Advisors
  • Church Safeguarding Coordinators
  • Deputy Church Safeguarding Coordinator
  • Active Ministers and CRCWs (including retired ministers who meet the requirements of active ministry)
  • Synod Moderators
  • Youth and Children Workers including volunteer leaders
  • Youth and Children’s Workers (volunteer helpers)
  • Adult Workers including volunteer leaders
  • Adult Workers (volunteer helpers)
  • Pastoral Workers / Visitors
  • Worship Leaders and Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers.

Please note that you will be required to enrol and attend the Foundation training before being enrolled on to the Intermediate training, despite any previous workplace training or expertise.

Intermediate Safeguarding Training (Approx 2.5 hours).

Wednesday 14th February 2024
1pm - 3.30pm

Emmanuel, West Wickham (Southern Synod)

Thursday 14th March 2024
6pm - 8.30pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Tuesday 19th March 2024
7pm – 9.30pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Friday 14th June 2024
1pm - 3.30pm

St Andrew’s Canterbury URC (Southern Synod)

Monday 22nd July 2024

Bromley by Bow (Thames North)

August 2024
Location TBC

September 2024
Location TBC

Friday 25th October 2024
10am - 12pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Friday 29th November 2024
7pm – 9.30pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Intermediate Refresher Safeguarding Training (Approx 2.5 hours).

Wednesday 12th June 2024
6.30pm - 9pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Friday 13th September 2024
6.30pm – 9pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Advanced Safeguarding Training (Approx 4 hours).

Saturday 13th July 2024
10am - 2pm

Location TBC

Friday 13th December 2024
5pm - 9pm

*ONLINE TRAINING*

Booking

To book on to this training, please email your name, church role, church and preferred date to [email protected] or [email protected]

UK-wide Safeguarding Training

Here you can find dates for all the training being run by the National Safeguarding Team. This is open to all Synods. You can book onto them by emailing [email protected]

Online Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) Course

Online Youth Mental Health First Aid training for people living, working and volunteering with young people aged 8-18.

Develop the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need.

Session 1 – Monday 11th March 6:30-9:30pm
Session 2 – Tuesday 12th March 6:30-9:30pm
Session 3 – Monday 18th March 6:30-9:30pm
Session 4 – Tuesday 19th March 6:30-9:30pm

Participants must attend all 4 sessions of the course.

Book a space online at https://bit.ly/march2024mhfa

March 2024 Youth MHFA

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