Volunteers sought for Diocesan Safeguarding Trust rolesMonday 12 November 2018
As part of our commitment to the safety and welfare of children and adults at risk, we are looking for volunteers to fill important Safeguarding Trust roles in the diocese.
Safeguarding Trust Evaluators
Diocesan evaluators usually work in teams of two. They meet with parish panels by appointment and carry out an evaluation of the implementation of Safeguarding Trust in the parish using an Evaluation Form. They make approximately 6 – 10 visits per year with each visit lasting 1–2 hours.
The work of the evaluators is supported and facilitated by CPO and Safeguarding Board. Travel and related expenses are paid by the diocese and training is provided by the Board of Education. Diocesan evaluators are required to attend a meeting once a year.
A commitment of 3 – 5 years minimum is desirable but not mandatory.
Current evaluators include teachers, police, social workers, nurses etc, though not exclusively. Someone actively involved in their own parish and familiar with Safeguarding Trust would also be suitable.
Please register your interest with the Diocesan Secretary, Roy Lawther, as soon as possible.
Diocesan Safeguarding Trainers
The diocese is required to appoint individuals who will deliver training to parish staff and volunteers within the diocese. Trainers may work individually or in teams of two. In some instances, it may be that some individuals will be happy to deliver both child and adult safeguarding training, but that is not a requirement. Trainers will be trained and supported by the CPONI and the Safeguarding Board.
The Safeguarding Trainers will be required to deliver approximately 6 training sessions per year and only in the Diocese of Down and Dromore. They can work in teams of two or individually if preferred. Training will be coordinated and resourced by the diocese which will also cover travel and related expenses.
Trainers ideally should have experience of delivering training. Experience in work, paid or voluntary with children or adults and related experience of safeguarding is desirable.
Please register your interest with the Diocesan Secretary, Roy Lawther, as soon as possible: