Safeguarding Audit

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. For further information and contact details for the SCIE see notice at the back of the church.

Safeguarding Audit

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Safeguarding Audit

The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has been chosen to be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)/Children in Scotland from 26 – 28 March 2019. The audit team would like to hear from anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice and also from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends. Copies of a notice containing further information and contact details for the SCIE are available at the back of the church.

Safeguard Training

It is important that everyone in a position that requires a PVG also goes through level 1 training before they can help out in the parish. At present our audit indicates that we have at least 10 parishioners that need level 1 training. I will run a session in the parish rooms on Thursday Feb 19th starting at 6.45 pm and the session will last a maximum of 2 hours. It would really help our audit if most people on our waiting list were trained so I can return a better percentage completion for the parish. Can you please email Chris McCabe (k.carter) or phone (07414 751705) to book a place? I will give priority to our parishioners. Many thanks for your help, Chris McCabe.

Volunteer Statistics

There were some questions about this at the AGM for which I didn’t have fresh figures to answer

Label Number Comment
Total Volunteers 80
Active Volunteers 73
Active Volunteer with PVG 34
Active Volunteers with PVG and training 27
Active Volunteers with PVG and no training 7 It’s possible that a few more people have had training and not let me know so this number might be smaller
Active Volunteers in regulated roles without PVG 0 Preventing this is the point of the exercise

Bear in mind also that some volunteers occupy multiple roles, some regulated, some not.

Thanks
Fionnbar
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator

Safeguarding Training Opportunities

Our recent safeguarding audit highlighted a need for more volunteers to do training. Mr Coyne will have already been in touch about this. Chris McCabe is the co-coordinator for this training and she is keen to help us address our training backlog.  She has booked the following dates: Monday 26th March at 7 pm and Tuesday 17th April at 7 pm. The venue is the parish rooms. Can you contact Chris directly at k.carter@strath.ac.uk to say if you are able to make one of the sessions.

Safeguarding Training Opportunities

Our recent safeguarding audit highlighted a need for more volunteers to do training. Mr Coyne will have already been in touch about this.

Christ McCabe, my co-coordinator has done training in training (so to speak) and is keen to help us address our training backlog. She has booked the dates below

Monday 26th March – 7 pm
Tuesday 17th April – 7 pm.

Venue is the parish rooms. Can you contact Chris directly to say if you are able to make one of the sessions.

k.carter@strath.ac.uk

Thanks
Fionnbar
(parish safeguarding coordinator)

Safeguarding Training – All Regulated-Role Volunteers Please Note!

Please note the following training event is about to be published on our web page. Please bring to the attention of your volunteers who may need to attend Level 1 Training and emphasise the location is St Margaret’s Primary School in South Queensferry please.

Date & Time: Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 7.30pm
Venue: St Margaret’s Primary School Hall, Station Rd, South Queensferry EH30 9JY
Type: Level 1 Safeguarding Training for all volunteers
Duration: Approx 2 hours
Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou and Brian Beaton

Safeguarding Training

Please see below for dates, times and locations of safeguarding training

We need to ensure all volunteers have recent safeguarding training so, if you haven’t been on a course in the last 2 years please book yourself in

The first course is only for safeguarding coordinators

Thanks
Fionnbar

Date & Time: Wednesday 18th October at 7pm
Venue: St Gregory the Great, The Inch, Walter Scott Avenue, Edinburgh EH16 5TD
Type: Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator Training
Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou

Date & Time: Monday 23rd October at 7pm
Venue: St Gregory the Great, The Inch, Walter Scott Avenue, Edinburgh EH16 5TD
Type: Level 1 Training for Volunteers
Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou

McLellan Report

McLellan Commission Report

McLellan Commission Report

At the back of the church you will find a pastoral letter from Archbishop Cushley on the ongoing work in our diocese of the implementation of the McLellan Commission’s recommendations. Please feel free to take a copy away with you.

Safeguarding Training for Volunteers 2017

Dates have been announced on the Cathedral Website

http://www.archdiocese-edinburgh.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=651&Itemid=238

Note that some of these are for Parish Safeguarding Coordinators Only

The dates are on the Archdiocesan website but for clarity I’ve reproduced just the remaining 2017 courses here


Date & Time: Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 7pm

Venue: Our Lady’s Room, 63 York Place (Limited to 20 places) at 7pm

Type: Training for Safeguarding Co-ordinators ONLY

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou, Brian Beaton


Date & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017 at 7pm

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes, 67 Aberdour Road, Dunfermline KY11 4QZ

Type: Level 1 Safeguarding for all volunteers

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Brian Beaton


Date & Time: Sunday 3 September 2017 at 11am

Venue: St Albert the Great, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD

Type: Level 1 Safeguarding Training for all volunteers

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Marion Ben Hamou


Monday 4 September 2017 at 1900hrs prompt

Venue: St Andrew’s, Victoria Street, Livingston EH54 5BJ

Type: Training for Safeguarding Co-ordinators ONLY.

Duration: Approx 2 hours

Trainer: Teresa Mooney


 

Safeguarding Training

Another reminder about this training which is taking place on 7th Sept.

See here

If you can go (and all those doing or planning to do regulated volunteer work are strongly encouraged to go) let us know so that we can let the organisers know. You can speak to Mary Buchan or send us an email via the contact form on the website.

Thanks

Fionnbar Lenihan & Paula Collar
Parish Safeguarding Coordinators