Creating a Safer Space – Training

The Basingstoke and Reading Methodist Circuit recognises the importance of safeguarding all people in the Church community and will be holding a series of safeguarding training events during each year to enable individuals to deal confidently and appropriately in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in the Church context.

Previously Connexion replaced Module A Safeguarding Training with a new version of this course, "Creating a Safer Space Foundation Module".  If you have attended Module A you DO NOT need to attend the new course.

Those who must attend either training include:

  • Presbyters and Deacons – all with pastoral charge or responsibility
  • Lay employees & Volunteer workers with pastoral responsibility
  • Pastoral Visitors
  • Pre-ordination (students and probationers)
  • Anyone working in activities targeted at adults who are vulnerable
  • Children’s workers (paid or voluntary)
  • Youth Workers (paid or voluntary)
  • Helpers in children’s and youth work
  • Children’s holiday clubs
  • Junior Church teachers/ leaders/ assistants
  • Uniformed organisations etc.
  • Choir, Music group leaders & key Church musicians (where children are involved)
  • Drama group leaders
  • Parents/ Carer and Toddler leaders
  • Foundation Students/ equivalent (now EDEV)
  • Any other people who work with children
  • Evangelism/Mission enablers
  • Church/Circuit Stewards
  • Local Preachers (& those in training)
  • Worship Leaders
  • Church and Circuit Safeguarding Representatives
  • District Safeguarding Reps/Coordinators
  • District Policy Committee/ District Council Members
  • Complaints and Discipline (panel members) and Mediators

Safeguarding Events

Sat, Oct 19th @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Safeguarding Foundation Training
Emmanuel Methodist Church