Excellence in Safeguarding 

The Baptist Union have developed three levels of Excellence in Safeguarding training designed to help the whole church family as well as those with working with adults at risk, children or young people, to understand safeguarding specifically within the church context.

Level 1 provides two videos outlining some key messages for church members and visitors alike  one is a family-friendly film designed for use in services with all ages, the other for use in church meetings. There are also accompanying material designed for children of different ages.

The Level 2 training course is designed for all volunteers and workers who work with adults at risk, children or young people to understand safeguarding specifically within the church context. The training should last about three hours and includes

  • Introduction to safeguarding 
  • The language of safeguarding - some definitions
  • Signs and symptoms   
  • What should I do if…?
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Good practice – General
  • Good practice – Safe Recruitment
  • Boundaries
Level 3 training is for Ministers, Trustees & the Designated person for Safeguarding and all who lead groups with adults at risk, children or young people. This training also Level last about 3 hours and includes
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of an abuser
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Writing Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Recording and securing evidence
  • Questioning skills
  • Making a referral
  • Offender contracts
Level 2 training must be completed before Level 3 as there is information that is covered in Level 2 which that is not repeated in Level 3.

Each training session at Level 2 and 3 costs £10 per person, per level. and our current programme of training is listed below 
Saturday 9 July
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Battle Baptist Church
Saturday 9 July
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Crossways Community Baptist Church
Saturday 9 July
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Crossways Community Baptist Church
Saturday 9 July
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Battle Baptist Church
Saturday 16 July
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Forest Row Baptist Church
Saturday 16 July
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Forest Row Baptist Church
Saturday 6 August
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Godalming Baptist Church
Saturday 6 August
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Godalming Baptist Church
Saturday 10 September
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Heathervale Baptist Church
Saturday 10 September
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Heathervale Baptist Church
Saturday 24 September
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Vine Baptist Church
Saturday 22 October
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Broadwater Baptist Church
Saturday 22 October
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Broadwater Baptist Church
Saturday 19 November
10:00amSafeguarding Training - L2 @ Halton Baptist Church
Saturday 19 November
1:30pmSafeguarding Training - L3 @ Halton Baptist Church

To book spaces on a course, please click here
 
We are currently unable to offer any more training sessions this year, so if you need to undertake Safeguarding training please book places at one of the churches listed above. We will start to organise training for next year later in the year.