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

No courses listed at this time. 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

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is  Maureen Walker (e) or 01389 841782 (t)

Dumfries and Kirkcudbright

Wednesday 13th September, 7.30pm

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training, St Georges, Dumfries

Your contact for this training is Evelyn Henderson

Your presbytery contact is William Gillis

Dundee

No courses listed at this time. To arrange training get in touch with Kath Mands (e) or 07954 330355

Dunfermline

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery is  contact is Ina Dodds (e) or 01383 881688

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

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

No courses listed. Please get in touch 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

No courses listed at this time. Contact your presbytery contact Julie Gardner

Inverness

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is James Dow (e) or 01667459340 (t)

Irvine and Kilmarnock

No courses listed at this time. 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

No courses listed at this time. 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

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Sarah Parrish

Lochcarron-Skye

No courses listed at this time. Your presbytery contact is Janet Anderson

Lothian

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

To 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

No courses listed at this time. Get in touch with your presbytery contact who is Irene Munro

Shetland

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 Sheila Boyd

Stirling

No courses listed at this time. 

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

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

Tuesday 19th September, 7pm

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training, Luce Valley

Your contact to register for this training is Stewart Anderson