Training

Events imageThe URC is committed to providing a standardised training programme to ensure that all individuals working with children, young people and adults at risk understand the processes and policies of the URC. 

The Safeguarding Training framework is currently in draft but will outline the intention to provide modular safeguarding training at the following levels:

  • basic
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • specialist

All face-to-face training has been suspended until further notice, although this is being reviewed on a regular basis in line with government guidance. In the meantime, BASIC safeguarding training will be delivered via Zoom and dates will be released shortly.

Basic Training

Basic Safeguarding Training is being delivered by the Synod Safeguarding Adviser and starts week commencing 23 November 2020.

Due to lockdown and the ongoing restrictions, all training until further notice will be delivered via Zoom.

The two hour online training session is for ALL volunteers and paid workers, including elders, within the churches who have NOT attended any URC Safeguarding training in the last three years.

The sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 people per session. Anyone who registers to attend the training will then be sent the Zoom link for the relevant training session.

Please register for one of the training sessions with the Synod Safeguarding Adviser, by emailing Julie Rafferty on: safeguarding@urcmerseysynod.org.uk 

Session no

Date

Day

Time

1 FULL

23/11/20

Monday

1-3pm

2 FULL

24/11/20

Tuesday

10.30am -12.30pm

3

03/12/20

Thursday

6.30-8.30pm

4

09/12/20

Wednesday

7-9pm

5

07/01/21

Thursday

2-4pm

6

13/01/21

Wednesday

10-12pm

7

18/01/21

Monday

6.30-8.30pm

8

26/01/21

Tuesday

1-3pm

9

01/02/21

Monday

10.30am-12.30pm

10

09/02/21

Tuesday`

7-9pm

11

17/02/21

Wednesday

1.30-3.30pm

12

25/02/21

Thursday

10-12pm

 

Events

To support churches with safeguarding issues and concerns, there will be periodic additional events for people to attend both online and face to face (when the guidelines allow!)

Forthcoming Zoom events

  • Church Safeguarding Coordinator networking meetings – starting date to be confirmed
  • Drop-In Safeguarding surgeries – every fortnight - day, time to be confirmed.