Level 1 is a DVD, lasting four minutes, designed to be shown to the whole church to help raise awareness across the congregation and encourage everyone to remember that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Level 2 is designed to be delivered by a trainer, the course is designed for the minister, deacons/trustees, the designated person for safeguarding and all those who work with children, young people and adults. It covers the following points and takes about 3 hours:
- Definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse
- What to do if abuse is disclosed
- Best practice
- The church environment
Level 3 is also designed to be delivered by a trainer and is for the minister, deacons/trustees, and the designated person for safeguarding. It is designed to give further help with what to do if a disclosure is made, or if you discover that abuse has or is taking place. Level 3 is designed to follow on from Level 2 and it is strongly advised that you access level two before accessing Level 3.
The guideline suggestion is that training is repeated every 3-5 years.
EBA Training Dates
Combined Level 2 and Level 3 Training
24 June 2017, Earls Hall Baptist Church, Southend on Sea, Essex
15 July 2017, Southgate Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
23 September 2017, Willingham Baptist Church, Cambs
30 September 2017, Frinton Free Church, Essex
Each session begins with Level 2 at 9.30am and will finish at 12.45pm those doing Level 3 bring their lunch and Level 3 begins at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30pm.
You can opt to do one or the other but it is advisable to have completed Level 2 before doing Level 3.
Spaces are limited according to size of venue so we do suggest early booking wherever possible.
There is a charge of £10 per person or £40 per church if 4 or more people from one church attend. This is payable in advance by BACS or by cheque payable to the EBA.
Certificates of participation will be issued to all attendees.
To reserve places on any of these events please contact Hayley Beckett. firstname.lastname@example.org