Safeguarding Events

Thirtyone:eight (formerly known as CCPAS) undertake regular training for churches to ensure that churches are fully aware of their safeguarding obligations.  AoG works in close partnership with thirtyone:eight, and endorses their training. 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The aim of the course is to assist churches, places of worship, and faith organisations (not excluding non-faith based) to develop a broad but sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to children and young people. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements. The course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with children and young people such as crèche workers and children and youth workers. This is a foundation course, designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey. This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

This is a half day interactive programme delivered over a morning or an afternoon. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The session is quite varied and is delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

This course titled Safeguarding Children and Young People has 4 modules.

Current dates are (please check the thirtyone:eight  website as these dates may be subject to change):

All delegate bookings include a copy of the accompanying £6 workbook.
 
Location Date Book
Matlock Saturday 23rd March 2019 Book here
Haverfordwest Saturday 30th March 2019 Book here
Colwall Saturday 6th April 2019 Book here
Taunton Saturday 13th April 2019 Book here
Newcastle Saturday 27th April 2019 Book here
Glasgow Saturday 11th May 2019 Book here
Lancaster Saturday 11th May 2019 Book here
Reading Saturday 18th May 2019 Book here
Oxford Saturday 18th May 2019 Book here
Chelmsford Saturday 22nd June 2019 Book here
Swanley Tuesday 25th June 2019 Book here
Leeds Saturday 20th July 2019 Book here
Swanley Tuesday 15th October 2019 Book here
Tonypandy Saturday 2nd November 2019 Book here
 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK OF HARM (Combined)

The aim of the course is to assist churches, places of worship, and faith organisations (not excluding non-faith based) to develop a broad but sound understanding of the safeguarding task. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements. The course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with children and young people such as crèche workers, children and youth workers and in addition, those working in adult ministries for example debt advice centres, counsellors, prayer ministries, street pastors etc. This is a foundation course, designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey. This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

As a combined course covering both children and young people, and adult, this is a full day interactive programme from 10am – 4pm with a 45 minute break for lunch. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The day is quite varied and is delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

This course titled Combined Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Harm has 4 modules.

Location Date Book
Southall Saturday 30th March 2019 Book here
Leyland Saturday 11th May 2019 Book here
Verwood Saturday 18th May 2019 Book here
Swanley Monday 24th June 2019 Book here
Birmingham Saturday 14th September 2019 Book here
Swanley Monday 18th November 2019 Book here

 

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS AT RISK OF HARM

The aim of the course is to assist churches, places of worship, and faith organisations (not excluding non-faith based) to develop a broad but sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to adults. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements. The course will benefit all who work or volunteer within adult ministries for example debt advice centres, counsellors, prayer ministries, street pastors etc. This is a foundation course, designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey. This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

This is a half day interactive programme delivered over a morning or an afternoon. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The session is quite varied and is delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

Location Date Book
Hanworth Saturday 16th March 2019 Book here
Matlock Saturday 6th April 2019 Book here
Swanley Monday 23rd September 2019 Book here

SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR TRAINING

CCPAS has run 'Facing the Unthinkable' (FtU) seminars throughout the UK for over 20 years. They are specially designed for churches and other organisations working with children, young people and adults. They aim to achieve a greater understanding of abuse. This includes where it happens and how it can be prevented by adopting safer working practices. The ultimate aim is to develop a more confident approach to working with children and other vulnerable people.


All delegate bookings include a copy of the accompanying £6 workbook.

 

Location Date Link
Ingatestone Thursday 28th March 2019 Book here
Swanley Tuesday 30th April 2019 Book here
Stourbridge Friday 14th June 2019 Book here
Swanley Tuesday 18th June 2019 Book here
Preston Saturday 22nd June 2019 Book here
Manchester Thursday 4th July 2019 Book here
Swanley Wednesday 11th September 2019 Book here
Belfast Thursday 3rd October 2019 Book here
Manchester Wednesday 6th November 2019 Book here
Swanley Thursday 21st November 2019 Book here

 

OTHER TRAINING:

Visit the CCPAS website here

Training courses include:

SAFER RECRUITMENT

IDENTIFYING, ASSESSING AND MANAGING RISK

SAFEGUARDING FOR COORDINATORS AND DESIGNATED LEADS

DOMESTIC ABUSE: IN CHURCHES TOO

PASTORAL CARE AND SUPPORTING SURVIVORS

UNDERSTANDING SPIRITUAL ABUSE

DBS ELIGIBILITY

Ring Karen at thirtyone:eight for more details about either event or to book on 0845 120 45 50 option 3, or book online at www.thirtyoneeight.org

COMPLIANCY SAFEGUARDING FORUM FOR CHURCHES WITH ENGLISH AS A 2nd LANGUAGE

AoG has held three Compliancy Forums for Pastors and Leaders of small or newly-established Churches or Charities (priority for those with or seeking AoG Status) requiring extra help for Churches with English as a 2nd language in September 2016, February and September 2017 at West London Family Church, Fulham, SW6 7QA.

A fourth is now being considered for 2018. The course runs 10am prompt to 3.30pm finish and costs only £25 per person for refreshments, light lunch, training & hard copy and memory stick handouts (£5 discount for each additional person from the same church).

If this is something you think would benefit you and your church, please register your interest by email or phone to David Pearson (with numbers of attendees):

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Tel: 01777 322065 (leave a message)

Numbers of attendees will be 25 and places are registered on a first come first served basis.

OTHER SAFEGUARDING RESOURCE

Please see this article in the Evangelical Alliance magazine:

http://www.eauk.org/idea/how-healthy-is-your-church-or-charity.cfm?mc_cid=e774373b85&mc_eid=529069be20

Christian Safeguarding Services offer support to churches:

They have been delivering Safeguarding training to churches and Faith Based Organisations since 2012. They have a passion for helping churches develop best practice in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Using their knowledge and expertise from both working in Local Government and their involvement with their Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, supporting churches and organisations in delivering their safeguarding requirements.