Safeguarding involves a range of activities aimed at promoting the individual’s right to be safe. These include making and maintaining safe environments for everyone (children and adults), having procedures to follow should something go wrong and support for everyone involved.
If you have a Safeguarding concern or issue within your church then please contact our interim safeguarding lead: Tim Pressword on 0796 641 7502 or email@example.com
Latest Safeguarding information from Baptists Together can be found on their website here. This website will answer most of the administration questions & queries.
You can book on to Training by going to our bookings page here
If you cannot find what you are looking for then please contact Tony Ruddle on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07445 251880
Please access the BUGB guide to DBS checks as this will answer most of your questions.
Our ‘umbrella body’ (that process the checks on our behalf) is called Due Diligence Checking (DDC). Please remember that accredited ministers must be verified by Association staff. A Quick Start Guide for verifiers can be found on www.ddc.uk.net/baptists
Baptist Together recommends that you renew your training at the appropriate level at least once every four years.
The Excellence in Safeguarding training courses have been designed specifically for Baptist churches to ensure their leaders and workers are able to undertake their roles in the best possible way. If you are looking for something to show to the whole church and to help children engage with safeguarding, there are excellent Level 1 materials available by clicking here:
Who should attend training? The training is for people who hold different roles within the church:
Deacons & Trustees - must do level 2 and level 3
Minister - must do level 2 and level 3
Designated Safeguarding Person - must do level 2 and level 3
Leaders of children's and Adults at Risk work - must do level 2 and level 3
Those working with Adults at Risk (e.g. pastoral visiting, lunch club for people with learning disabilities) - must do level 2
Children & Youth Workers - must do level 2
What is available? There are three levels of training available. We will publish when future training is coming up soon.
Level 1: A video for all people who attend your church - this is available for churches to download and show their members and congregation. Click Here to Download the Film
Level 2: Covers responsibilities to children and Adults at Risk
Level 3: Specific training for Deacons/Trustees, Ministers, Designated People, Children’s/Youth and Pastoral Leaders. BUGB level 2 training must be completed before level 3 training is undertaken.