Training

Safeguarding training calendars

Congregational Safeguarding training is provided for Safeguarding Coordinators, Kirk Sessions and Volunteers. Below is a list of Church of Scotland presbyteries and the training (Coordinator/Volunteer or Kirk Session) that is currently planned. You can see what is offered in your presbytery or nearby presbyteries…

How is training arranged?

All Congregational Safeguarding Training (Volunteer, Coordinator and Kirk Session) is organised at presbytery level and not directly through the Safeguarding Service. The Safeguarding Service is not always informed of training that is taking place so please get in touch with your presbytery contact If you require Safeguarding training and to find out more.

Who should attend?

All volunteers doing regulated work with Children or Protected Adults should attend Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) Training. All new coordinators are required to attend Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) Training and Part 2 Coordinator Training. Members of the Kirk Session should attend Kirk Session Training.

If you have any further questions please get in touch with Noelle Maye, Safeguarding Training Officer.

Aberdeen

To enquire about training please contact your presbytery contact E - Eunice McConnach

Abernethy

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Marian Burrows-Smith

Angus

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Linda Nicoll

Annadale and Eskdale

Saturday 13 May 2017, 9.30am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Canonbie Church

To register your place for this course please contact your presbytery contact C Bryan Haston

Ardrossan

To enquire about attending training please email your presbytery contact Fiona Blair or call 07495673428

Argyll

Saturday 10 June, 1.30pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Dunoon Baptist Church, Dunoon

To register please get in touch with your presbytery contact Doreen Henderson (e)

Saturday 17 June, 2pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Kilmore and Oban Church Centre,Glencruitten Road,Oban PA34 4DN

To register please get in touch with your presbytery contact Doreen Henderson (e)

Tuesday 20 June, 7pm

Kirk Session Training, St John's Church, Dunoon

To register please get in touch with your presbytery contact Doreen Henderson (e)

Ayr

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is William Duncan

Buchan

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Louise Simpson

Caithness

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Esme Duncan

Dumbarton

Tuesday 14 February 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Killermont Church, Bearsden

Register your place by contacting Maureen Walker (e) or 01389 841782 (t)

Wednesday 15 February, 7pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

St Paul's Church, Milngavie

Wednesday 1 and 15 March 2017

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) and Part 2 Coordinator

Register your place by contacting Maureen Walker (e) or 01389 841782 (t)

Wednesday 5 April (FULLY BOOKED)

Kirk Session - Venue TBC

Tuesday 16 May (FULLY BOOKED)

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

St Paul's Church, Milngavie

Dumfries and Kirkcudbright

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is William Gillis

Dundee

Saturday 10th June 2017, 10.30am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Craigiebank Church Hall, >Carlochie Place, Dundee DD4 7QU

Register your place by contacting Kath Mands (e) or 07954 330355

Saturday 17th June 2017, 10.30am

Part 2 Coordinator

Craigiebank Church, Carlochie Place, DD4 7QU

Register your place by contacting Kath Mands (e) or 07954 330355

Dunfermline

Saturday 8th April 2017, 10am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Oakley Church, Oakley, Fife

Register your place by contacting Ina Dodds (e) or 01383 881688  (t)

Dunkeld and Meigle

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Virginia Wilkie

Duns

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Rev Bruce Neill

Edinburgh

Your presbytery contact is Grace MacKay (e)

England

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Sheena Clark

Falkirk

Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.30pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) , Brightons Parish Church, FK2 OJT

To register your place for this training please get in touch with your presbytery contact who is Kirsty Nicolson

Friday 18 August, 6.15pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Grahamston United Parish Church, Falkirk, FK2 7DH

To register your place for this training please get in touch with your presbytery contact who is Kirsty Nicolson

Glasgow

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Eaglesham Parish Church View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting Rev Wilma Pearson (e) or 0141 332 6606 (t)

Saturday 3 June, 9.30am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) and Part 2 Coordinators

Merrylea Parish Church, 80 Merrylee Rd, Glasgow G43 2QZ

Register your place by contacting Rev Wilma Pearson (e) or 0141 332 6606 (t)

Gordon

Saturday 4 March 2017

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) - AM and Coordinator Part 2 PM

Acorn Centre, Inverurie

Please register your place with the presbytery contact Sue Whyte 

Greenock and Paisley

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contacts are Anne Thomson, Georgette Whitelaw and Carolyn Lockhart

Hamilton

Saturday 3 June 2017,10.00am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) and Part 2 Coordinator

Presbytery Office, 353 Orbiston Street, Motherwell, ML1 1QW

Register your place by contacting Elizabeth Cruickshank, 01698 259135

International Presbytery

Saturday 14 January 2017

Voulnteer (Part 1 Coordinator) St Columbas Church of Scotland Budapest

Inverness

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Inshes Church, Inverness View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Tuesday 31 January 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Inshes Church, Inverness View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Saturday 11 February 2017, 10am

Coordinator

Hilton Church Hall Inverness, View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Nairn Hilton Church Hall, Inverness View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10am & 13.30pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Urquhart & Glenmoriston Church Hall, Drumnadrochit

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Ness Bank Church Hall, Inverness View in Google Maps

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10am

Kirk Session

Auldearn Church Hall, Inverness

Register your place by contacting James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Irvine and Kilmarnock

Sunday April 23rd, 1pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), St Andrews Church

To register your place please get in touch with your presbytery contact Fiona Corrigan

Sunday April 30th, 2pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Dreghorn Church

To register your place please get in touch with your presbytery contact, Fiona Corrigan

Sunday May 14th, 2pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), St Kentigerns Church, Kilmarnock

To register your place please get in touch with your presbytery contact, Fiona Corrigan

Jedburgh

No courses listed at this time.

Jerusalem

No courses listed at this time.Your presbytery contact is Rev Paraic Reamonn

Kincardine and Deeside

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Sheila Robertson

Kirkcaldy

Saturday 18  March 2017, 9.15am

Part 2 Coordinator

Torbain Church, Kirkcaldy

Register your place by contacting Taylor Bell

Your presbytery contact is Taylor Bell

Lanark

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Caroline Deerin

Lewis

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Sandra McCall

Lochaber

Saturday 11 February 2017, 10am

Duncansburgh /DMac new hall Fort William

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator) - AM and Coordinator (Part 2) - PM

Co-ordinators bring a light packed lunch if they have attended the morning session

To register please contact Helen Allen e - helenallen@glengarrylodge.com

Lochcarron-Skye

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Anne MacAskill

Lothian

Saturday 6 May 2017, 9.30am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Tranent Parish Church Hall, EH33 1BX

To register your place please contact Joan Cape

Thursday 11 May 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Gullane Church Centre, EH31 2AE

To register your place please contact Joan Cape

Thursday 25th May 2017, 7pm

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

St John's and King's Park Church, Dalkeith, EH22 1 HJ

To register your place please contact Joan Cape

Melrose and Peebles

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Rev Sheila Moir

Moray

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contacts are John McConnachie and Paula Baker

Orkney

Saturday 8 April 2017, 11am

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator), Kirkwall East Church

To register your place or enquire about organising a course in Orkney contact Rev Julia Meason 01856874789

Perth

Sunday 28th May, 1.30pm

Volunteer (Coordinator Part 1)

Riverside Church, North Muirton

To register your place please get in touch with your presbytery contact is Karen Smith

Ross

Thursday 23rd March, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

Rosskeen Parish Church Hall, Alness

To register your place please get in touch with your presbytery contact who is Irene Munro

Shetland

Saturday 25th February, 10.30 - 5pm

Volunteer (Part 1) and Coordinator Part 2 Training(SG Panel), Tingwall Church

Saturday 6th May, 11am or 2pm

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training, Tingwall Church

Saturday 9 September, 10.30am - 1pm

Volunteer (Part 1), Tingwall Church

To register for a place on any of these courses please get in touch with your presbytery contact is Rev Caroline Lockerbie

St Andrews

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Elizabeth Simmers

Stirling

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Rev Jennifer Millar

Sutherland

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Samuel McMurray

Uist

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Wilson McKinlay

West Lothian

Thursday 1 June, 7pm

Coordinator Part 2 training (for those who have already attended part 1)

Livingston United Parish Church – Chapel at Lanthorn Community Complex, Kenilworth Rise, Dedridge, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6NY

To register please contact your safeguarding presbytery contact : Alistair Marquis - e: afmarquis@blueyonder.co.uk

Wigtown and Stranraer

Wednesday 11 January 2017, 7pm

Volunteer (Part 1 Coordinator)

High Kirk Hall, Stranraer

Register your place by contacting Stewart Anderson