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.

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

Aberdeen

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact: 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

(Courses available: 4)Annandale and Eskdale

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Monday 16 September, 2019

Time: 18:40
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Location:

St Andrew's Moffat Church Hall

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Time: 18:40
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Location:

Annan Old Church Hall

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Time: 18:40
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Location:

Dryfesdale Church Hall

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Time: 18:40
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Location:

Eaglesfield Church

Your presbytery contact is: Jeff Brown

Ardrossan

No courses listed at this time.

Your prebsytery contact is: Fiona Blair or call 07495673428

(Courses available: 3)Argyll

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Saturday 21 September, 2019

Time: 13:30
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Trinity Church, Castle Street Hall, Rothesay

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Time: 15:45
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location:

Trinity Church, Castle Street Hall, Rothesay

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 3 October, 2019

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

Location:

A'Chleit Church, Muasdale, Tarbert PA 29 6XD

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: 2)Dumbarton

Safeguarding Panel Refresher Training

Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Bearsden: Cross Church

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

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

Location:

Faifley Parish Church, Presbytery of Dumbarton,

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

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Time: 09:15
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Location:

Lochgelly & Benarty – St. Serfs, 82 Main Street, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9AA

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

(Courses available: 4)Edinburgh

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

St Andrew’s & St George’s West

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Drylaw

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Time: 10:30
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Duddingston

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 28 November, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Wardie

Your presbytery contact is: Grace MacKay (e)

England

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Sheena Clark

Falkirk

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Kirsty Nicolson

(Courses available: 11)Glasgow

Refresher Safeguarding Training for Volunteers and Workers

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

Location:

Maxwell Mearns Castle, Waterfoot Road, Newton Mearns, G77 5RE

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Thursday 10 October, 2019

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

Location:

Lenzie Union, 65 Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie, G66 4LD

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

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

Location:

Blawarthill Church Hall, 33 Kinstone Avenue, G14 0EB

Introductory Safeguarding Training (Coordinator Part 1)

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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

Location:

Colston Wellpark, 1378 Springburn Road, G21 1UX

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Monday 18 November, 2019

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

Location:

St Paul's, 30 Langdale Street, G33 1DR

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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

Location:

Colston Wellpark, 1378 Springburn Road, G21 1UXSafeguarding Coordinators must also attend Introductory Safeguarding Training (for volunteers and workers) - this is part 1 of this training on the 12 November

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Monday 2 December, 2019

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

Location:

Baillieston St Andrew's, 2 Bredisholm Road, Baillieston, G69 7 HL

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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

Location:

Rutherglen URC, 69 Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, G73 2QA

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Thursday 23 January, 2020

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

Location:

Williamwood, 4 Vardar Avenue, Clarkston, G76 7QP

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Thursday 20 February, 2020

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

Location:

Queen's park Govanhill, 170 Queens Drive, Govanhill, G42 8QZ

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

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

(Courses available: 1)Hamilton

Introductory and Safeguarding Coordinator Training (FULL DAY)

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Time: 10:00
Duration: 6 hours

Location:

Presbytery Office, Rex House, 103 Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 ODW

Your presbytery contact is: Elizabeth Cruickshank, 01698 285672

International Presbytery

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is:

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

(Courses available: 1)Kirkcaldy

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Saturday 28 September, 2019

Time: 09:30
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Leven Church

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

(Courses available: 1)Lochaber

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Time: 11:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Mallaig Church Hall

Your presbytery contact is Sarah Parrish or 01397 712404

(Courses available: 2)Lochcarron-Skye

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Time: 16:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Kyle Church hall

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Time: 16:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Kyle Church Hall

Your presbytery contact is: Pres. LochcarronSkye

(Courses available: 3)Lothian

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Time: 19:30
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Carriage house in the Apple loft (next to Pencaitland Parish Church)Please get in touch with Joan Cape for more details.

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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

Location:

Penicuik North Church Hall

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 5 November, 2019

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

Location:

North Berwick Abbey Church (Hall)

Your presbytery contact is: Joan Cape

Melrose and Peebles

No courses listed at this time.

Please contact Fran Selkirk

(Courses available: 6)Moray

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 22 September, 2019

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

Location:

Bellie Church Hall, Fochabers

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 27 October, 2019

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

Location:

Forres Church

Safeguarding Coordinator Training

Sunday 17 November, 2019

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

Location:

Bellie Church, Fochabers. Safeguarding Coordinators must also attend the introductory session for volunteers and workers.

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

Location:

Elgin

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Sunday 19 January, 2020

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

Location:

Buckie

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Sunday 23 February, 2020

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

Location:

Forres

Your presbytery contact is: John McConnachie

Orkney

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Rev Julia Meason 01856874789

(Courses available: 1)Perth

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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

Location:

North Church

Your presbytery contact is: Karen Smith

Ross

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Irene Munro

(Courses available: 2)Shetland

Introductory Refresher Training (for volunteer and workers)

Saturday 21 September, 2019

Time: 11:00
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Location:

St Columbas Church, Lerwick

Coordinator Refresher Training

Saturday 21 September, 2019

Time: 14:00
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Location:

St Columbas Church, Lerwick

Your presbytery contact is Rosemary Blain

(Courses available: 1)St Andrews

Introductory Safeguarding Training

Monday 23 September, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Holy Trinity Church Halls, Queens Terrace, St Andrews

Your presbytery contact is: Sheila Boyd

Stirling

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is Maureen Broatch

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

No courses listed at this time.

Your presbytery contact is: Alistair Marquis

(Courses available: 4)Wigtown and Stranraer

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

New Abbey Church

Kirk Session Safeguarding Training

Monday 23 September, 2019

Time: 19:00
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

Caste Douglas

Volunteer (non PVG) Training

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Time: 09:45
Duration: 2 hours

Location:

High Kirk Hall, Stranraer

Safeguarding Panel Training

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Time: 18:45
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Location:

Luce Valley Church Hall

Your presbytery contact is: Stewart Anderson