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Advanced Safeguarding Module – online

Creating Safer Spaces:

Advanced Safeguarding Training Online

Safeguarding training is mandatory for those in the roles identified in the following link: Advanced Module Required Attendance. This includes all ministers, local preachers & worship leaders, lay workers with children and vulnerable adults, District Policy Committee members and circuit safeguarding co-ordinators.

It is organised by the District Safeguarding Officer. Any questions about this should be addressed in the first instance to Katrin, the District administrator –

Online Session:

The Foundation Module must be completed before attending the Advanced Module.

The course is split into 2 sections:
Self-Study/e-learning – You will receive login details for Theology X which will give you access to online material to explore at home. It is expected that it will take around 4-7 hours to go through all the material online, however, you can split this up into smaller chunks of time and complete it over the month. This material does need completing at least two full working days prior to attending the Zoom session with the trainers. Trainers will check if you have completed the online material before the Zoom session, if you have been unable to do so by the date of the Zoom session, you will need to transfer your Zoom session attendance to a later date.

Gathered Session – This is a 2-hour Zoom session for up to 20 people with the District's Advanced Module Trainers. There will be opportunity to reflect on learning from the online self-study material and engage in further discussion with others.

You will receive access to the self-study on Theology X around a month before. Booking for the dates will close about a month before. This is to allow everyone enough time to receive and complete the self-study material before attending the Zoom session. The Zoom link will be sent nearer the time of the Gathered Session.

Dates of the Advance Module Online Gathered sessions 2023

  • Tuesday 7 February at 10am
  • Tuesday 7 February at 7pm
  • Wednesday 29 March at 10am
  • Wednesday 29 March at 7pm
  • Thursday 27 April at 10 am
  • Thursday 27 April at 7pm

Link to register:

If you are unsure whether you are required to complete this course please contact your church or circuit safeguarding officer or consult page 151 in the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Guidance for the Methodist Church in Britain.

If you have any questions or are struggling with booking, please contact the District Administrator, Katrin Hackett, by emailing:

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