Taking Care Training

Taking Care child-safeguarding training is provided throughout the year.


Domestic Abuse & Violence Awareness Training (as part of the Onus Safe Place initiative)

The ‘Safe Place’ initiative is a simple way for any organisation to provide information and signposting to anyone affected by domestic abuse.

To become a ‘Safe Place’ a Church representative needs to attend a Safe Place webinar and complete a simple registration form.

This training is delivered online, via MS Teams.

Dates of upcoming events, and how to register, can be viewed by clicking here


Foundation training

Foundation training provides a basic understanding of child safeguarding and is a requirement for all new leaders working with children and young people within PCI. The training will address the need for policies, and the requirement to adhere to the Taking Care guidelines, and should be attended prior to commencing work with children and young people within PCI.

It is the responsibility of Kirk Session to ensure that all newly appointed leaders attend.

If you would like to attend a Foundation event, email takingcare@presbyterianireland.org

If you would like to organise Foundation training for your church leaders and helpers – click here

 

Refresher Training

Once the basic principles of the Taking Care guidance have been established at Foundation level, Refresher training revisits these every three years thereafter.  It is for groups of a maximum of 40 people which allows for interaction, scenario work and discussion.  Refresher training is the responsibility of the Designated Person to organise for people working with children and young people in their congregation.

If you would like to attend a Refresher event, email takingcare@presbyterianireland.org

If you would like to organise Refresher training for your church leaders and helpers – click here

 

Taking Care Training for Ministers

It was agreed by the General Assembly that all Ministers would receive child safeguarding training every three years.

The training is for:

  • All active Ministers
  • All Assistant Ministers eligible for a call in 2022
  • Any retired Ministers working in a congregation as part of the ministry

Also, if you have a retired ministerial colleague working with you in the congregation as part of the ministry, please can you invite them to attend the training.

New dates for 2022/23 can be viewed by clicking here

 

Training for Designated Persons

This training is specific to the role of Designated Person within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.  It is aimed at those who are new to the role, and those who are more established in the role.  Designated Persons should attend this training every three years.

This training is primarily delivered online, via MS Teams.

Dates of upcoming events can be viewed by clicking here 

 

Adult Safeguarding Training

This training provides an introduction to adult safeguarding issues and is initially to be attended by the Minister and perhaps one or two key staff/volunteers, who work with adults (per congregation).

Dates for upcoming events can be viewed by clicking here.

If you have already attended a PCI adult safeguarding training session, you can access the presentation by clicking here.

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