COURSES TO HELP ESTABLISH A SAFE CULTURE
Safe Ministry Check currently has four online courses, each designed for a specific group of people in your church or ministry. Some of the courses, like the Awareness Course, is a required course before you can do the Leaders Course.
This course is designed for everyone in your church or ministry because it’s all about how everyone plays a role in safeguarding your church – not just the leaders, pastors or the people serving.
The course introduces people to the needs around safeguarding vulnerable people, as well as what signs to look out for. It also encourages people to speak up if they do have concerns.
This course is designed for anyone in your ministry who’s been invited to serve others; they might be a small group leader, an outreach team member, a band member, a kids leader.
The Leaders Course follows on from the Awareness Course and lays out how leaders should behave and ensure their programs are safe. It also provides guidance on responding to people who disclose harm, and further encouragement to speak up with their concerns.
Need to have completed the Awareness Course in the past 18 months
The Supervisors Course is designed for people in your church/ministry who lead programs; they might lead the music program, the kids program, the youth team, the outreach team. These are the people who are responsible to recruiting volunteers, making decisions about program plans and how things will affect participants. If someone had a question about a program, this is the person you’d send them to.
This course helps supervisors safeguard their teams and their program plans. It encourages them to ensure they follow recruiting procedures.
Need to have completed the Leaders Course in the past 18 months
Board Members Course
This course is designed for “the management”. They might be your Elders, Pastors, or Executive team. It’s the people who bear the legal responsibility for the organisation.
The course provides a simple outline of what your organisation is legally responsible to uphold. It shows what your organisation needs to put in place, and how to do it simply.
It’s been written in partnership with Ansvar Risk, a national provider of risk solutions with years of experience in the faith community.