We take the wellbeing of all who are part of our church communities very seriously. In order to support churches in providing a safe environment we offer training at three levels:
Level 1 – a video that is intended to be shown in church services and Church Meetings. Alongside the video there are resources that can be used in children / youth groups. You can download these resources from the Baptists Together website here.
Level 2 – This training uses the Baptists Together material Excellence in Safeguarding and covers work with children, young people and adults at risk. All who work with children, young people and adults at risk should attend Level 2 training as well as Ministers, Deacons / Leadership Teams / Trustees, and the Designated Person for Safeguarding. When appointing new team members they should be given a copy of the Gateway to Level 2 Excellence in Safeguarding document and asked to complete it to cover the period before they are able to attend the training. Details of training events can be found here.
Level 3 – Building on Level 2 Excellence in Safeguarding training, Level 3 is for the Minister, Deacons/Trustees, the designated person for safeguarding and anyone involved in the recruitment of paid staff or volunteers who will be working with children, young people and adults at risk. It includes more information about spiritual abuse and provides further advice with what to do if a disclosure is made, or if you discover that abuse of any kind has or is taking place. Level 3 follows on from level 2 and it is strongly advised that you attend level 2 before attending level 3. Details of training events can be found here.