EMBA has a team of safeguarding trainers across the Association who have been trained by the BUGB National Safeguarding Team, to be able to deliver the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding Training at Level 2 and 3.
EMBA safeguarding training programme
Please CLICK HERE to see up to date details of the safeguarding trainings taking place within EMBA over the next few months. Please note this is a rolling training programme and will be updated as and when new training venues are confirmed.
Level 2 and Level 3 training will now each be delivered in three hours.
Those who need to complete both Level 2 and Level 3 training must complete Level 2 training before attending Level 3.
Hosting a Training
If any EMBA church is interested in hosting a safeguarding training, please have a look at THIS DOCUMENT to see what a host church needs to provide and then contact EMBA Safeguarding team for further information.
Please note that you should have a minimum of 10 people in your church who will require the training.
Who should attend training?
Level 1: a short film for the whole church, designed to raise awareness of safeguarding. The film can be accessed here.
Level 2: training to be undertaken by ALL who work with children, young people or adults at risk in a Baptist church including ministers, leaders, deacons, Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) and Safeguarding Trustee. This should be renewed every four years.
Level 3: To be completed following Level 2 training. Training to be undertaken by all those with LEADERSHIP responsibilities; ministers, leaders, deacons, DPS, SG Trustee together with the main leaders of all church run groups. This should be renewed every four years.
Please click here for further information regarding training requirements.
BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding Training
For more detailed information about the BUGB ‘Excellence in Safeguarding’ training please click here
Renewal of training
Safeguarding training needs to be renewed every four years.
Employment safeguarding training
Irrespective of any safeguarding training you may have received through your employment, the advice would still be to attend the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding level 2 and 3 training (as appropriate) every four years.
There will inevitably be some crossover of information between employment and church safeguarding training. However, the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding level 2 and 3 training is specific to safeguarding in a Baptist church context and so will cover topics not mentioned in the training that employers provide.