Creating Safer Space Modules

 

Creating Safer Space Foundation Module and Refresher

 
It is a requirement that all those who have a safeguarding role in church attend and complete this 2.5 hour course with an authorised trainer.  Please let the District Safeguarding Officers and the District Office know when there are any changes to circuit and church safeguarding officers.  Please can circuits also let us know when they are running courses as others may be interested in attending.

The CSS Foundation Module needs to be repeated every 4 years.  Foundation Module and Refresher training sessions are being arranged all the time in different circuits (see links below).
 
Creating Safer Space Advanced Module (CSS AM - formerly Leadership Module)
 
All ministers and circuit safeguarding officers are required to attend along with others in leadership positions.  It is a 6 hour course and will necessitate a day’s commitment to attend.   If you have not completed this one-day course, or are new to the post, please book yourself on to a course immediately (see links below).  Attendance at the Foundation Module is necessary before attending the Advanced Module.
 
The CSS AM handbooks are available free of charge from Methodist Publishing, postage payable, or as a download.  We will supply the handbooks at the training events.

The next set of Advanced Module training sessions being planned are:
  • Thurs 28th Nov: 9.30-1.30.  Wimpole Rd Methodist Church, Colchester, Essex
  • Sat 30th Nov: 9.30-1.30.  Soham Methodist Church, Cambridgeshire
  • Friday 13th Dec: 9.30-1.30.  Haverhill Methodist Church, Suffolk
  • Mon Dec 16th: 11.00-3.00 pm  Thorpe Bay Methodist Church, Essex
  • Mon 13th Jan: Lowestoft area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Wed 29th Jan: Acle area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Mon 3rd Feb: St Albans area  (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Mon 10th Feb: Cambridge area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Tues 25th Feb: North Beds area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Fri 6th March: Hemel Hempstead area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Sat 14th March: Thetford area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Mon 16th March: Basildon area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Tues 24th March: Central Norfolk area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Sat 4th April: Bishops Stortford area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Tues 21st April: St Neots area (time and venue to be confirmed)
  • Tues 28th April: Stevenage area (time and venue to be confirmed) 
This is a rolling programme and further dates will continue to be added.
Please click to book a place on one of the above CSS training sessions.

CSS Advanced Module events will continue to be delivered on a frequent and regular basis for the foreseeable future across the region.

Please click for lists of those who should attend Foundation Module and Advanced Module training.

Please go to the Learning Network East of England Region site at www.methodist.org.uk/learning/network-regions/east-of-england-region for further information about CSS Foundation Module and Advanced Module training.

More information about CSS modules can also  be found at www.methodist.org.uk/for-ministers-and-office-holders/safeguarding/training/.