The Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has published the findings of its Safeguarding Trust Survey, including perspectives from parishes on implementing Safeguarding Trust and a number of new projects which will be taken forward.
Thirty Church of Ireland representatives will take part in a Safeguarding Board’s conference on ‘The Role of Faith Communities in Safeguarding Children in Northern Ireland’ on Thursday, 2nd June.
The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland’s inter–faith sub–group is preparing to set up a discussion forum and host a regional conference on the role of the Churches in safeguarding as it moves into its second year of operation.
The Board of Education’s Spring 2016 Newsbrief includes news, updates and resources in education, Safeguarding Trust and children’s ministry. This edition features a report from the ‘Hand in Hand’ conference in Eastbourne, an overview of the principles of equality in education, and a preview of the Core Skills children’s ministry course to take place in Omagh in May and June.
The Church of Ireland Board of Education (N.I.) and the Church of Ireland Youth Department recently held a joint seminar for those working with children and young people in the church around ethical funding.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has produced a guidance leaflet on how professionals and members of the public can respond to incidents of sexting.
Guidance on the taking and publishing of photographs and recorded images has been updated.
The Autumn 2015 edition of Newsbrief is now online, outlining news, updates and resources in education, Safeguarding Trust and children’s ministry.
The Board of Education (Northern Ireland) will run six seminars this autumn to inform clergy of the current legislation and policy in relation to vulnerable adults.