Towards a Culture of Safeguarding
The Church has a responsibility to ensure all those who undertake work in the name of the Church are adequately trained in safeguarding matters.
The Catholic Church is dependent on Clergy, Religious and Lay people using their skills and talents to nurture and support the Catholic community. Some will be paid employees, but the majority undertake their work on a voluntary basis.
Whilst some will recognise their role as a volunteer, many rightly see their caring and support contribution as part of their Christian responsibility and ministry.
But we all have a role to play in safeguarding the young or adults who may be at risk and it is for this reason that the Catholic Church in England and Wales has worked with EduCare to bring you an e-learning package that will raise awareness throughout the Catholic Community in our countries.
The e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, and is available to all members of the Catholic community free of charge.
What do I need to do to access this training resource?
- Email email@example.com to register your interest.
- Your email should contain your name, email address, the name of your parish/order/congregation, and your role. For example: Priest, Member of the Religious, Safeguarding Representative, Youth Worker, Teacher, SVP or other Volunteer, Parent/Grandparent/Guardian, or other.
- On receipt of your email the safeguarding coordinator will register your email address with EduCare.
- You will receive a Welcome Email from EduCare where you will set your password.
The following courses are available on Educare, each course is free but you must register as indicated above.
Covers the fundamentals of safeguarding and protection for anyonewho comes into contact with children and young people throughtheir work or voluntary activities. The programme is delivered in asimple and engaging way.
Child Protection in Education
Child Protection in Education is designed for those who work with children and young people in an education setting. Its purpose is toraise your awareness of abuse and neglect, help you to recogniseearly signs that might indicate a problem, and show you how to take appropriate action.
Child Exploitation & Online Safety
Written by Jonathan Taylor, a leading expert in e-safety and protecting children online, the training aims to bring you up-todate on how children and young people use technology and the associated risks. It also provides the essential information to help protect children and young people from sexual exploitation.
Child Protection Refresher
Child Protection Refresher is designed for those who have already undergone level 1 or 2 child protection training who wish to refresh their knowledge, keep up to date with recent changes in legislation and guidance, and stay aware of recent serious case reviews.
Safeguarding Adults provides the key information needed to help safeguard adults at risk. The four concise learning modules cover the basics of abuse, how to recognise situations where abuse might occur, the signs of abuse, the importance of taking action and good practice guidelines.
Safeguarding Adults Refresher
Safeguarding Adults Refresher is designed for people who have already completed training on the subject (such as the Safeguarding Adults programme). This questionnaire will test knowledge in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults and is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with them during work or voluntary activities.
This training introduces the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 (which came into full force in 2007) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and covers the purpose of the MCA, to whom it applies and its five core principles.
You do not have to complete each course in one sitting, you can log on and off as your time suits and the place you were at when logging off will be saved.
On completion of each course, successful participants can print off a certificate of completion for their records.