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Is your group or organisation funded by Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Ulster–Scots Agency or Foras na Gaeilge?  Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is offering a range of free safeguarding training as part of our Department for Communities Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector project:

  • Safeguarding Training: Exploring Good Practice Standards
  • Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Training
  • Adult Safeguarding Champion Training

Please scroll down for further details.

If you need any further information on these free courses, contact Roisin Timlin: Roisin.timlin@volunteernow.co.uk or 028 9081 8305


Safeguarding Training: Exploring Good Practice Standards

The integrated training programme is aimed at those who engage with children, young people and adults at risk.  It covers:

  • Legal context and policy context of safeguarding children and adults
  • Awareness of vulnerability
  • Awareness of abuse issues
  • Procedures for reporting concerns
  • Code of behaviour for staff/volunteers

Places are limited to 3 per organisation and must be booked in advance by emailing roisin.timlin@volunteernow.co.uk

Choose one date and venue from the list below when booking:

  •  14th January 2019, 10.30 am-1.30pm at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB
  • 17th January 2019, 10.30 am-1.30pm at Omagh Library, 1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road, Omagh BT78 1HL
  • 21st January 2019, 10.30 am-1.30pm at Newry Library, 79 Hill St, Newry BT34 1DG
  • 9th February 2019 (SATURDAY),10am-1pm at Ormeau Library, 247 Ormeau Belfast. BT7 3GG

Keeping Children Safe : Designated Officer Training

The training is suitable for Designated and Deputy Designated Child protection Officers and will cover the following:

  • Knowledge of the legal context of child protection
  • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Designated Officer
  • Knowledge of Health and Social Trust structures and processes
  • Exploration of issues and concerns around referrals and sharing information

All participants must have completed a child protection awareness raising course prior to attending.

Places are limited to 3 per organisation and need to be booked in advance by emailing roisin.timlin@volunteernow.co.uk

Choose one date and venue from the list below when booking:

  • 29th January 2019, 10am-4.30pm at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB
  • 12th Feburary 2019, 10am-4.30pm at Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle St, Derry/Londonderry BT48 6AL

Adult Safeguarding Champion Training

The Adult Safeguarding Champion (ASC) role combines responsibility for strategy, operations and oversight for an organisation in relation to adults at risk of harm under “Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership” (2015) and the “Adult Safeguarding Operational Procedures” (2016). Some organisations will also have Appointed Persons, with delegated responsibility for day to day adult safeguarding operations.

This is a full day’s training for Adult Safeguarding Champions and Appointed Persons.

It covers:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Adult Safeguarding Champion/ Appointed Person
  • The safeguarding adults structure for Northern Ireland
  • Determining the correct course of action in relation to safeguarding concerns
  • Consent, capacity and coercion
  • Organisational and Trust responsibilities
  • Monitoring and reporting duties of the ASC

Places are limited to 3 per organisation and need to be booked in advance by emailing roisin.timlin@volunteernow.co.uk

Choose one date and venue from the list below when booking:

  • 5th February 2019, 10am-4pm at Newry Library, 79 Hill St, Newry BT34 1DG
  • 26th February 2019, 10am-4pm at Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB

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