Safeguarding plays a vital part in the life of any large organisation and the Church is no exception. The Bible tells us a great deal about those who are vulnerable in society and God’s desire for us to love, protect and support them. Safeguarding is not just looking out for those who are children but also about those who through age, mental health or circumstance can be taken advantage of. It is good to know that in our Parish and Diocese we train and equip volunteers and employees to recognise signs of abuse and how to tackle such situations.
In the coming month many volunteers will be taking part in the Diocese’s online training programme. Sandy - the Safeguarding Officer for the parish - has completed this and has kindly offered her house on two occasions where she and Anne will be present to support this, with laptops to work on.
An online certificate is necessary for the second stage of training to proceed. The dates are:
The course will take about half an hour, and those who have completed it should have the certificate copied for Sandy to keep on file.
Contact Sandy (01472 316 553) or Anne (01469 561 082) for details of the venue
Please keep the participants and this important part of our work in your prayers.