Requirements regarding refreshing safeguarding training
Refreshing safeguarding training is essential for those who work with, or have safeguarding responsibilities for, vulnerable groups. It ensures that everyone is kept up to date with developments in safeguarding legislation, requirements and best practice.
Following from the General Assembly 2022, refresher training is now a mandatory requirement, with completion of the relevant course required every 5 years, and the recommended best practice being every 3 years.
Kirk Sessions and Presbyteries have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that trustees and all those doing regulated work (paid or voluntary) attend refresher safeguarding training appropriate to their role at least every 5 years.