IMPORTANT NEWS : SAFEGUARDING TRAINING:
The Diocese requires ALL who work with children & young people to attend Safeguarding Training in order to fulfil their Ministry. They run regular courses on Child Protection and Awareness Training for this. We have been notified of the local training date for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults. Please keep a note of this date as we will be contacting those people who need to attend, if possible, to update their training for either or both of these. Also, for those who are new in their roles, this will be the first opportunity to undertake the required training.
Thank you. Mo Griffiths & Anne Worden, Safeguarding Representatives
|Sessions||Date and Time||Location|
|CHILD PROTECTION||Sept 29th 2018 : 10:00am to 12:30pm||St Michael & All Angels, Leigh Park, Havant;|
|VULNERABLE ADULTS||Sept 29th 2018 : 1:30pm to 4:00pm||St Michael & All Angels, Leigh Park, Havant;|
What is Safeguarding?
Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of male and female in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.
In the Catholic Church this is demonstrated by the provision of carefully planned activities for children, young people and adults; supporting families under stress; caring for those hurt by abuse in the past; ministering to and managing those who have caused harm.
It is because of these varied ministries that we need to provide a safe environment for all which promotes and supports their wellbeing. This will include carefully selecting and appointing those who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults and responding robustly where concerns arise.
Safeguarding in the Portsmouth Diocese – Read Here