As Baptists we take very seriously the protection of children and adults at risk who are part of our churches. We provide advice and deliver safeguarding training, provided by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, to all our Association Churches.
Latest Safeguarding information during the Corona Virus Pandemic is available here
The Excellence in Safeguarding training courses have been designed specifically for Baptist churches to ensure their leaders and workers are able to undertake their roles in the best possible way.
Who should attend training? The training is for people who hold different roles within the church:
Deacons & Trustees
Designated Safeguarding Person
Those working with Adults at Risk (e.g. pastoral visiting, lunch club for people with learning disabilities)
Children & Youth Workers
What is available? There are three levels of training available. You can see the training dates by clicking here howe ver if you have sufficient numbers we can deliver the training in your church - please contact the Association Administrator.
Level 1: For everyone - This is for all people who attend your church. Videos are now available online for churches to download and show their members and congregation.
Level 2: (Covers all roles and responsibilities listed above) – A morning course.
Level 3: (Specific training for Deacons/Trustees, Ministers, Designated People, Children’s/Youth and Pastoral Leaders) – an afternoon’s course to follow from Level 2 in the morning.
BUGB level 2 training must be completed before level 3 training is undertaken.
How much does it cost?
Level 2 and 3 together is £20 per person
Level 2 and 3 as individual sessions is £15 per person
Meet the Trainers:
SWBA Safeguarding Lead