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Foundation Module 2016 Edition

The focus of this training is to promote awareness of possible safeguarding concerns.  It aims to equip all adults, both volunteer and paid, working in different roles in the Methodist Church, to feel confident to share safeguarding concerns with the appropriate person.

Those who are required to attend this training:

  • Presbyters and deacons with an active or preaching ministry;
  • Pre-ordination students and probationers;
  • Lay employees and volunteer workers with pastoral responsibility;
  • Pastoral visitors;
  • Anyone working with 0-18 year olds in the name of the church;
  • Anyone working in activities targeted at adults who are vulnerable;
  • Circuit and church stewards;
  • Local preachers and worship leaders;
  • Those training for local preaching or worship leading;
  • Church and circuit safeguarding representatives;
  • Choir/music group/drama leaders, where there are 0-18 year olds or vulnerable adults in the group;
  • District staff, especially policy committee members, complaints and discipline, mediators;
  • Monitoring and support group members (for Safeguarding Contracts/Covenant of Care Agreements).


The CSS Foundation Module 2016 Edition training will help you to: 

  • know that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church;
  • have a better understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church;
  • know when to have concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or adult;
  • appreciate your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or adult;
  • be aware of who in the church to go to with any concerns;
  • recognise potential blocks within the church to responding well;
  • be aware of the impact of the Past Cases Review (PCR) findings on good practice.


For further information, and training dates, please go to: www.methodist.org.uk/learning/network-regions/east-of-england-region.

 

Refresher - Foundation Module 2016 Edition

The Methodist Church has developed refresher safeguarding training for those undertaking various roles and responsibilities in the Methodist Church, who completed the Foundation Module between 2011 and 2016.

The Creating Safer Space Foundation Module Refresher 2016 Edition training aims to:

  • remind you that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and integral to being church;
  • refresh your understanding of good safeguarding practice within the Methodist Church;
  • learn from the Past Cases Review and note the current national context;
  • identify how to tackle potential obstacles to responding well within the Church;
  • reflect on your responsibility for sharing concerns about a child or vulnerable adult;
  • recognise emerging forms of abuse;
  • consider the needs of survivors.


For further information, and training dates, please go to: www.methodist.org.uk/learning/network-regions/east-of-england-region.


Further information can also be found on the Methodist Church website at: www.methodist.org.uk/for-ministers-and-office-holders/safeguarding/training/