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 (Introductory, 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 Introductory Safeguarding Training (Part 1 Coordinator) Training. All new coordinators are required to attend Introductory Safeguarding Training (Part 1 Coordinator) Training and Part 2 Coordinator Training. Members of the Kirk Session should attend Kirk Session Training. Safeguarding Panel members can attend specific Safeguarding Panel Training or Safeguarding Coordinator Training depending on what is available in their presbytery.

If you have any further questions please get in touch with the Safeguarding Training Officer by emailing safeguarding@churchofscotland.org.uk

(Courses available: 1)Aberdeen

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

South Holburn Church539A Holburn Street, AB10 7LH

Your presbytery contact: Rose Clayton and Pat Moir

Abernethy

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact: Marian Burrows-Smith or 01540 651646

Angus

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Linda Nicoll or 01241 410153

Annandale and Eskdale

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Jeff Brown

Ardrossan

No courses listed at this time.

Your prebsytery contact is: Fiona Blair or call 07495673428

Argyll

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Doreen Henderson or 01631 710379

Ayr

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: William Duncan or 01292 440560

Buchan

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Louise Simpson or 01261812538

Caithness

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Maureen Miller or Esme Duncan /01955 611455

(Courses available: 1)Dumbarton

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 12 March, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Milngavie: Cairns ChurchThe training will start at 7pm sharp.

Your presbytery contact is: Maureen Walker or 01389 841782

Dumfries and Kirkcudbright

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Gordon Cathro

Dundee

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Kath Mands (e) or 07954 330355

(Courses available: 1)Dunfermline

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Time: 19:30
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

OAKLEY CHURCH, STATION RD. OAKLEY, KY12 9QF.

Your presbytery contact is: Ina Dodds or 01383 881688

Dunkeld and Meigle

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Margaret Conroy or 01250 870569

Duns

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Rev Bruce Neill

Edinburgh

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Grace MacKay

(Courses available: 3)England

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Saturday 22 February, 2020

Time: 11:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Newcastle: St Andrews

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Time: 13:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

London: Crown Court

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Time: 13:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

London: ST Columba’s

Your presbytery contact is: Sheena Clark

(Courses available: 2)Falkirk

Volunteer/Worker Refresher Training

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Time: 18:30
Duration: 3 hours

Location:

Blackbraes & Shieldhill Parish Church, Shieldhill FK12EARegistration from 6.15pm

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Time: 18:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Denny Westpark Parish Church, Duke Street, Denny, FK3 3NPRegistration from 6.15pm

Your presbytery contact is: Kirsty Nicolson

(Courses available: 6)Glasgow

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Easterhouse, 30 Boyndie Street, Easterhouse, G34 9JE

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Kelvinbridge, 62 Belmont Street, G20 6JR

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Campsie, 130 Main Street, Lennoxtown, G66 7DA

Introductory Safeguarding Training (Coordinator Part 1)

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Dennistoun New, 9 Armadale Street, G31 2UU

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Thursday 21 May, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Dennistoun New, 9 Armadale Street, G31 2UUSafeguarding Coordinators must also attend Introductory Safeguarding Training as part 1 of this mandatory training. This will be held at Dennistoun New on Wednesday 20 May.

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Monday 8 June, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Mearns Kirk Church Halls, 404 Mearns Road, Newton Mearns, G77 5BU

To register for any of the courses listed above please note bookings are made through the presbytery office. You can contact them by email or telephone 0141 332 6606

They will require the name, congregation, email address and phone number of each person for whom you want to book a place. Contact details are required in case of last minute changes, which would only be in extreme situations.

Your presbytery contact is: Adam Dillon

Gordon

No courses listed at this time.

Please contact Eva Will

Greenock and Paisley

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contacts is Carolyn Lockhart

Hamilton

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Elizabeth Cruickshank, 01698 285672

International Presbytery

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: International Presbytery

Inverness

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Annette Clunas

Irvine and Kilmarnock

No courses listed at this time.

No courses listed at this time. Please get in touch with your presbytery contact, Fiona Corrigan

Jedburgh

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Rev Sandy Young

Jerusalem

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: John McCulloch

Kincardine and Deeside

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Sheila Robertson

Kirkcaldy

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Patricia Davidson

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

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Sarah Parrish or 01397 712404

Lochcarron-Skye

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Pres. LochcarronSkye

(Courses available: 3)Lothian

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Time: 18:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Ormiston ChurchPre registration with safeguarding presbytery contact is essential

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Friday 6 March, 2020

Time: 18:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Dirleton Church hallSafeguarding Coordinators must also attend Introductory Safeguarding Training

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Time: 18:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

BonnyriggPre registration with Safeguarding Presbytery Contact is essential

Your presbytery contact is: Joan Cape

Melrose and Peebles

No courses listed at this time.

Please contact Fran Selkirk

(Courses available: 3)Moray

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Sunday 23 February, 2020

Time: 14:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Forres

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Time: 14:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Rothes

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 26 April, 2020

Time: 14:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Elgin

Your presbytery contact is: John McConnachie

Orkney

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Rev Julia Meason 01856874789

(Courses available: 2)Perth

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Time: 10:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Bankfoot

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Monday 23 March, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Craigie

Your presbytery contact is: Karen Smith

Ross

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Irene Munro

Shetland

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Rosemary Blain

(Courses available: 2)St Andrews

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Newport Parish Church, Newport-on-Tay, Fife

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Thursday 27 February, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Coach House, Leuchars St Athernase Church, Main Street, LeucharsSafeguarding Coordinators must also attend Introductory Safeguarding Training

Your presbytery contact is: Sheila Boyd

(Courses available: 1)Stirling

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Saturday 30 May, 2020

Time: 10:00
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Tillicoultry Parish Church

Your presbytery contact is Maureen Broatch

Anyone looking for Kirk Session Training should contact the Safeguarding Presbytery contact directly to arrange a time and venue.

Sutherland

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Jacqueline Templeton

Uist

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Alison MacVie

(Courses available: 3)West Lothian

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Monday 24 February, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Location:

Armadale Parish Church Hall, 5 Academy Street, Armadale, West Lothian EH48 3JD

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Location:

Longcroft Halls, Linlithgow St Ninian’s Craigmaillen Parish Church, Longcroft Gardens/Falkirk Road, Linlithgow West Lothian EH49 7BQ

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Location:

Livingston United Parish Church – Ecumenical Chapel, the Lanthorn Centre, Kenilworth Rise, Dedridge, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6NY

Your presbytery contact is: Alistair Marquis

(Courses available: 1)Wigtown and Stranraer

Safeguarding Panel Training

Thursday 12 March, 2020

Time: 13:30
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Luce Valley Church Hall, Glen Luce - 1.30pm (registration from 1.10pm).

Your presbytery contact is: Stewart Anderson