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E-learning Launch 30th July

National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) is an independent body working within the framework of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It is mandated by the Conference of Bishops and Conference of Religious Congregations and has accountability across Dioceses and Religious Congregations to ensure that standards are met and policies are implemented.

Established in 2008 the NCSC sets the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. It also monitors and audits the compliance of the Church with safeguarding procedures. The NCSC has sixteen members who bring together a wide range of knowledge, skill and expertise in safeguarding matters, and in state and canon law. For further details see www.catholicsafeguarding.co.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or phone 07530 972830.

The Commission has today launched its E-learning programme

If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand on-line safety, please have a look at the e-learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what programmes are available via e-learning and how to access the programmes that interest you.

This e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, recognising we all have a role to play in creating a safe environment.

We have worked with EduCare to develop a bespoke e-learning package available to all members of the Catholic Community in England and Wales.

The launch of the e-learning programme is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding. We want every member of the Catholic community in England and Wales to have the opportunity to access safeguarding learning with a view to raising awareness, increasing understanding and promoting best practice. The Catholic Church in England and Wales is possibly the first faith community in the UK, to offer safeguarding e-learning to everyone in the Catholic community free of charge.

For further details and to view the online brochure highlighting what is available click here.

To register your interest, please contact Jo Pearson, Safeguarding Administrator, on the dedicated e-learning email contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , confirming your name, email address, the name of your parish/order/congregation, and your role. For example: Priest, Member of the Religious, Safeguarding Representative, Youth Worker, Teacher, SVP or Other Volunteers, Parent/Grandparent/Guardian, or Other.

Jo will be able to register you with EduCare, ready to start from 1st September 2015.

 

For more information about face to face safeguarding training, please see the training page.

 

Safeguarding Event 2015

The hosts Bishop Ralph Heskett, Fr Martin Trask (Dean of Sheffield North), and the Hallam Catholic Safeguarding Commission invite you to the

Annual Safeguarding Event

“Safeguarding and the Call for Justice - Changing our World”

 9.30 am - 2 pm, Saturday 26th September 2015

St Patrick’s Church, Barnsley Rd, Sheffield, S5 0QF

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Diocesan Safeguarding Event and we are delighted, in this anniversary year to welcome speakers from Adult Safeguarding, members of the newly formed Interfaith Safeguarding Network, the Hallam Justice and Peace Commission, and Chris Pearson (Representative of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission).

There will be an emphasis on responding appropriately to the needs of adults who may be vulnerable and at risk, and those who have been hurt. This is particularly important as we understand more about the long term effects of exploitation and abuse. The Interfaith Safeguarding Network has been trying to address these issues as part of the journey towards ensuring that our church and all faith communities are places of welcome and safety, committed for promoting wellbeing for all.

Consideration will also be given to the implications of the Mental Capacity and Care Act 2014 legislation.

There will be a mass before the event, lunch is provided and a detailed programme can be found here.

To register your interest, please contact Jo Pearson, Safeguarding Administrator, on 0114 256 6453 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

The Goddard Enquiry

New information about the Goddard Enquiry has now been posted. To find out more, please visit the Hurt by Abuse Page.

 

We are looking for a new HBA Sessional Support Facilitator

Are you looking for a job in safeguarding?

Do you have experience of supporting those who may have been hurt by abuse?

Do you have an understanding of how abuse impacts on people who have been affected by abuse? and their particular difficulties?

Can you work in a respectful and empowering manner?

 

For more information, please see this attached document.