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CREATING SAFER SPACES SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

"I hope that by now everyone has heard about the Safeguarding training that is being rolled out in our Circuit shortly. Thank you to those of you who have contacted me already to book your places." says Kathryn Stabler, the Circuit Safeguarding Officer.

For those of you who are unsure of whether you need to attend, the following information from The Methodist Church should clarify this:

It is a requirement of the Methodist Church; and therefore individual Circuits responsibility for ensuring that training is taken up by all who are required to undertake it, record who has attended and when, and to remind all who need to, to reapply for DBS checks for the correct workforce after 5 years or upon change of role or responsibility. 
Methodist Conference (2016) agreed that the following people are required to attend safeguarding training, and this has further been reinforced by a news release on 28th June 2017, from this years conference in Birmingham, stating that 'training in safeguarding be MANDATORY for ministers and all those whose work involves children and vulnerable people, and includes:
Presbyters and Deacons with an active preaching or pastoral ministry.
Anyone working with 0-18 year olds in the name of the Church.
Church Stewards and Circuit stewards.
Local Preachers and Worship Leaders
Pastoral Visitors
Those training for Worship leader or local preacher
Church and circuit safeguarding representatives
anyone working in activities targeted at adults who are vulnerable ( e.g. lunch club for the housebound)

If your role is included on the above list, and you have not yet booked your training please contact your Circuit safeguarding Officer Kathryn Stabler as soon as possible please to arrange this on  
07375 813063 or nydsafeguarding@hotmail.com
Equally if you cannot make these dates, please contact Kathryn to discuss possible alternatives. 
If you wish to discuss this further, please also contact your own Ministers, or Carolyn Godfrey -Regional safeguarding officer 07534 346374 or safeguarding@methodistchurch.org.uk(020 7467 5189) 

Training times and dates are as follow: 
Thursday 27th July     Elm Ridge Methodist Church Darlington  0900 hours, 1300 hours, and 1900 hours
Thursday 3rd August  Leyburn Methodist Church Hall       1900 — 2130
Thursday 14th September Richmond Methodist Church   1330 — 1600

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