November 24, 2017

Safeguarding Trainers

Tricia Wiltshire

Miss Patricia Wiltshire, SWBA Safeguarding Lead and retired social worker

Tricia was born and brought up in Wiltshire but has now lived in Cardiff for more than half her life.

Following university courses in Reading, London and Cardiff she was a qualified social worker and after short stints working in Bristol and London Tricia spent the rest of her social work career in Newport, having various roles in the local authority; she retired in 2009 from being the Adoption Team manager.

Tricia became a Christian early in life, having benefitted from a Christian home. She was baptised while at university and has worshipped in a variety of churches until becoming a member of Calvary Baptist, Canton, Cardiff in 1972, where she remains. For ten years in the 1980s she took a career break when she was appointed as the Pastoral Worker at Calvary. She has been a deacon, church secretary and home group leader in the fellowship.

In Association life Tricia has been a Trustee on two occasions and retired as Association Moderator in 2018.

Other activities are counselling with Cardiff Concern, Tearfund, gardening, singing in St David’s Praise choir and visiting people.

Sally George

Mrs Sally George

Mrs Sally George our Association Group Coordinator for Child Protection Issues. Sally attends Hope Baptist in Bridgend. Sally has years of experience in delivering child protection training and was one of the contributors to 'Safe to Grow’;

Gareth Cheedy - Safeguarding Trainer

Rev Gareth Cheedy

Rev Gareth Cheedy. Gareth ministers at Ammanford English Baptist in West Wales.

"I recently retired as full time Prison Chaplain, a ministry I found challenging and very rewarding. At present I am part time minister of Ammanford English Baptist Church. For over 20 years I have been involved in counselling and counselling training, I also qualified as a Counselling Supervisor. I consider safeguarding to be of the utmost importance in our Churches these days and feel very privileged to be involved in delivering the courses within the denomination."