Safeguarding is a part of the Formation process, as per the requirements of the National Office for Professional Standards.
It is a requirement for all those who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. If you are a volunteer worker in any of your parish or ethnic communities, you need to complete the safeguarding requirements. You could be a volunteer in any of the following roles:
• Children’s liturgy of the Word
• Alter Server trainers
• Sacramental Preparation Catechists
• RCIA Catechists
• Ministers of Holy Communion to the sick and housebound
• Parish visitors (Legion of Mary etc)
• Those involved in other pastoral work including visitation
Parishes need to keep a record of all those who attend the safeguarding training sessions as part of their compliance requirements.
It would be helpful if parishes brought with them a list of their attendees to the training sessions. This will be signed off, taken back to Pompallier Centre, entered and then returned to the parish.
Watch this video: an invitation from Bishop Pat to attend safeguarding training during the months of May and June.
2019 Safeguarding Training Sessions for all those working with children, youth and vulnerable adults.
The following safeguarding training sessions have been organised for all parish and ethnic community workers and anyone is invited to attend to any of the training sessions near you.
Thames parishes to confirm time and place.
Keeping of Records.
Parishes need to record the following information of their volunteers who have completed the safeguarding process. The diocese also need records of this information.
- Name of volunteer
- Volunteer area
- Date police vet clearance received
- Date of level one training (which is all they require).