August 9, 2017

Safeguarding Training












We deliver Safeguarding Training, provided by Baptist Union of Great Britain, to all our Association churches.

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.

It was developed by the Union's Safeguarding Group, who also developed Safe To Grow. The group includes experts in child protection from both social services and the police, as well as BUGB's Safeguarding Officer.

Who should attend?

Are you a Deacon/Trustee/Safeguarding Trustee? Are you a Minister? Are you a Designated Person? Are you working with Adults at Risk (e.g. pastoral visiting, lunch club for people with learning disabilities)? Are you a Children’s Work Leader? Are you a Youth Leader? Are you a Children’s/Youth/Crèche Worker? People who hold many different roles within a local church need to do Safeguarding training, preferably the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding, which is delivered by the Association. So, if you have answered YES to any of the above questions, you need to do this training.

  • Why Deacons/Trustees?

It is your responsibility to ensure Safeguarding legislation is complied with in your Church. You should have a named trustee responsible for this. You also need to know:

  • When to inform the Charity Commission about a safeguarding issue;
  • When to inform your local Safeguarding Authority;
  • How to manage a person attending your church who poses a risk to children and adults at risk;
  • How to keep appropriate records;
  • How to write policies and procedures, even if no children or adults at risk currently attend your church.

SHOULD ANYTHING GO WRONG you will be the people held accountable.

  • Why Ministers?

Ministers have a role to play in managing any safeguarding issues within the church. What is that role and what isn’t?

  • Designated Person?

Does your church have a Designated Person and do they understand their role?

  • Children/Youth Leader/Pastoral Leader

Do you know what your responsibilities are regarding:

  • Recruiting of volunteers (staff);
  • Record keeping;
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse;
  • Health & safety;
  • Responding to concerns and who can you tell;
  • Writing reports?
  • Children/Youth/Adults at Risk Workers
  • Do you know what your responsibilities are regarding:
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse;
  • Responding to concerns and who can you tell;
  • Record keeping;
  • Writing reports.

There are many reasons why people should attend this training and we strongly recommend that if you hold one (or more) of the above roles, you book on a safeguarding course soon.

What is available?

Level 1: For everyone - This is for all people who attend your church. Videos are now available online for churches to download and show their members and congregation.

Level 2: (Covers all roles and responsibilities listed above) – A morning course.

Level 3: (Specific training for Deacons/Trustees, Ministers, Designated People, Children’s/Youth and Pastoral Leaders) – an afternoon’s course to follow from Level 2 in the morning.

The above training is available to anyone, but we strongly recommend that the people in the above roles in your church attend the courses. If you have sufficient numbers we can deliver the training in your church – please speak to the Association Administrator in the office.

Booking is Essential - please see course dates below

COST: £15.00 for level 2 OR 3 - £20.00 for levels 2&3

Training for both Levels 2 and 3 takes a full day from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm. Bring your lunch!
 Level 2: 9:15 am – 1 pm 
Level 3: 1:45pm – 5:00 pm

2019 Training Dates

Want to know which level to attend? See who should attend the course here.

To meet the trainers please click here.



Level 2 places

Level 3 places

14th September

   Llanishen Baptist Church, Cardiff



21st September

Lliswerry Baptist Church, Newport



12th October

Available for request (see Host Church details below)



19th October

South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff



2nd November

Jerusalem, Pentrebach



16th November

Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff



To book your place(s) at a training course please fill in the booking form provided and email the form to To discuss bookings please call 02920 491 366.

Become a Host Church

If you have 12 or more participants who need training in your church, you can apply to be a host church. See above for dates available for churches to request. Trainers will be releasing dates for late 2019 in the near future for churches to choose from in order to host.

To discuss host church bookings please call 02920 491 366

To apply to be a host church please fill in the booking form provided and email the form to

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are subject to terms and conditions. Please read our booking policy provided in our booking form.