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Vulnerable Adults Awareness Training

Margaret Yarr and Peter Hamill, Board of Education
Margaret Yarr and Peter Hamill, Board of Education

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.

These sessions will be delivered by Dr Peter Hamill (Secretary to the Board) and Margaret Yarr (Child Protection Officer), and will include opportunities to ask questions and also to input into how best parishes can be supported.

Each session will cover the definition of a vulnerable adult, legal requirements when dealing with vulnerable adults (including Access NI disclosures), and best practice for churches working with vulnerable adults.

All events will take place from 10.00am to 12.30pm and all clergy are invited to attend:

Tuesday, 6th October – St Macartin’s Cathedral Halls, Enniskillen

Thursday, 8th October – St Patrick’s Parish Halls, Ballymena

Tuesday, 13th October – St Peter’s Parish Halls, Antrim Road, Belfast

Tuesday, 3rd November – St Mark’s Parish Halls, Armagh

Thursday, 5th November – Derry Diocesan Centre, London Street, Londonderry

Tuesday, 10th November – Seagoe Parish Halls, Portadown

To register for a seminar, please contact Claire Geoghegan by email at cgeoghegan@diocoff-belfast.org or by calling 028 9082 8860.

 

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