There are a wide range of volunteer roles within each parish, including: Parish Safeguarding Representative, Extraordinary Minister of Communion, Youth Group Leader, Catechist, Drama Group Leader, Altar Server and Driver. If you wish to volunteer for a role in church you should speak to your parish priest and Parish Safeguarding Representative who will be happy to help and advise you.
It is the firm expectation of the Bishop, Trustees and Safeguarding Commission that all those working with vulnerable groups including: children, young people or adults at risk, undertake Diocesan Safeguarding Awareness Training. This is not dependent on their role being eligible for a DBS check. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic training can be achieved by individuals completing the relevant EduCare/Tes module(s) online. If you have completed diocesan face to face training in the last 3 years, your training requirements are up to date. If you have not completed diocesan Safeguarding Training in the last 3 years you must complete the relevant online EduCare/Tes module(s):
- If you are involved in ministry with Children you must complete the EduCare Child Protection module.
- If you are involved in ministry with Vulnerable Adults/Adults at Risk (e.g. as an Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion) you must complete the EduCare Safeguarding Adults module.
- If you are engaged in online ministry you must complete the EduCare Online Safety module.
- If your training is almost 3 years old and due to expire you should complete the Child Protection or Safeguarding Adult Refresher module.
To register for EduCare Training, please email our safeguarding team, using the button below, with your full name, role and parish. Do you have a new group of volunteers without safeguarding training commencing ministry with Vulnerable Groups in your parish? The Safeguarding Team are able to provide a Zoom session for up to 10 people. Please email our Safeguarding Officer if you would like to arrange this.