Safeguarding

Safeguarding (Children and Adults at Risk) Training Courses 

Excellence in Safeguarding Levels 2 and 3 

– Booking Essential - Please see below 

As Baptists we take very seriously the protection of children and adults at risk who are part of our churches. The Excellence in Safeguarding training courses have been designed specifically for Baptist churches to ensure their leaders and workers are able to undertake their roles in the best possible way.

The course is provided by Baptist Union of Great Britain.

It was developed by the Union's Safeguarding Group, who also developed Safe To Grow. The group includes experts in child protection from both social services and the police as well as BUGB's Safeguarding Officer.

Those who will deliver the course are:-

Miss Patricia Wiltshire, SWBA Trustee and Retired Social Worker. Tricia attends Calary Baptist in Canton, Cardiff. Click here to see her bio;

Mrs Sally George our Association Group Coordinator for Child Protection Issues. Sally attends Hope Baptist in Bridgend. Sally has years of experience in delivering child protection training and was one of the contributors to 'Safe to Grow’;

Rev Gareth Cheedy. Gareth ministers at Ammonford English Baptist in West Wales.

I recently retired as full time Prison Chaplain, a ministry I found challenging and very rewarding. At present I am part time minister of Ammanford English Baptist Church.  For over 20 years I have been involved in counselling and counselling training, I also qualified as a Counselling Supervisor.   I consider safeguarding to be of the utmost importance in our Churches these days and feel very privileged to be involved in delivering the courses within the denomination.                                        

Who should attend a Safeguarding Children Training Course?

Click here for the answer.                                                                           

Following on from the Safeguarding DVD Level 1 sent to our churches, training will be provided on:

  • Definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse
  • What to do if abuse is disclosed
  • Good practice
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe recruitment
  • Abuse of trust
  • Boundaries

Level 3 is for Ministers, Designated Persons for Safeguarding, all Deacons/Trustees, and all Children’s, Youth and Pastoral Leaders.

Level 3 can only be undertaken having completed Level 2.

Cost*: £15 for Level 2 or £20 Levels 2 & 3, to cover costssafeguarding training discussion group

Level 2    9.30am-1.00pm      Level 3    1.45pm-5.00pm

*If cost is a problem please contact the Association Office.

Booking for this training is essential

Next Courses:

We have some courses booked for Saturdays in 2017, as below. Dates for 2018 will be available soon!:


9th September at Tredegarville Baptist Church, Cardiff - Level 2 only - this course will have translation into Farsi - FULL
23rd September at Hope Baptist Church, Bridgend - 6 places left
14th October at South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff - 12 places left
21st October at Chepstow Baptist Church, Chepstow - FULL
28th October at Orchard Place Baptist Church, Neath - FULL
11th November at Temple Baptist Church, Pontypridd - FULL
18th November at Ararat Baptist Church, Cardiff - 7 places left

Please get in contact with the Association office if you have a number of leaders in your church who require training and would like to host a course.
All courses are subject to change. Further courses may be booked. Please return to this page again.
Booking Essential. If your church needs updating on safeguarding training please contact office@swbabugb.org.uk.
Please check our website for future dates, venues and updates.  

Click here to download the Participant Info Pack and Booking Form

If you would like to host a course please contact the office for possible dates and fill in a Host Church booking form and info pack

Click here to download the Host Church Booking Form and Info Pack

How to Book

Step 1: List who needs to go on a course - Minister, Designated Person for Safeguarding, Safeguarding Deacon/Trustee, Other Deacons/Trustees, People who lead and assist with Children and Young People's activities.  Level 3 is for Ministers, Designated Persons for Safeguarding, all Deacons/Trustees, all Children’s leaders, and all Youth leaders.

Step 2: Check with people who want to attend which of the course dates are most convenient for them, and obtain their details for the form.

Step 3:  Complete booking form, indicating the first choice and second choice of course. (If your first choice is full we will try to book you into your second choice and will confirm to you.) Please then post the booking form or attach form to an email, to the Association Administrator at South Wales Baptist Association - office@swbabugb.org.uk.

There has been a lot of interest in attending these training courses.

Much of the demand is from the Cardiff/Central area and we are seeking to arrange the most convenient venues.

Here's what some of our Ministers are saying about the course - 'Last Saturday was excellent - a lot of v helpful stuff which re-energised our team.  Thanks again.'

'The presentations were clear, concise and I personally learned so much more and many pre-conceived ideas I had were dealt with and for this I am very grateful.'

A safeguarding trustee who attended says:

'Thank you very much for all the course material. The day was most interesting and indeed challenging.'

Any queries – please contact office@swbabugb.org.uk or by telephone on (029) 2049 1366.