To run alongside the recently produced safeguarding policy (copy of the document accessible here: http://jerseycharities.org/other-useful-links.html) we have arranged a series of workshops – the first of these; Safeguarding Foundation for Adults at Risk, with Mary Curtis.
Ideally every volunteer and staff member who comes into contact with any 'at risk' groups should complete this training.
Please see this link to MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtdt3MBie_E
Training details as follows:
St Paul's Centre for both sessions as below:
Wednesday 13th July, 5.30 to 8.30
Thursday 14th July, 1.30 to 4.30
Please contact me to book a place on any of these
Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector’ briefing session
You are invited to a briefing on the new safeguarding policy - Registration with tea, coffee and pastries is from 5 pm and the session will begin at 5.30 pm for approximately one hour, Wednesday 15th June.
What we will cover:
1. Introduce the role, purpose and function of the Safeguarding Partnership Board.
2. Introduce the Voluntary Sector Representatives.
3. Introduce the newly ratified Safeguarding Policy Guidelines.
4. Introduce the safeguarding training opportunities for the Voluntary Sector
5. Consider preferences for voluntary sector safeguarding communications going forwards.
Places are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Venue: The Jersey Employment Trust, Kensington Chambers (entrance on Kensington Street between the rear entrance and exit to Patriotic Street Car Park).
Disabled car parking and access is possible by calling 788900 to arrange.
Please click here to book your place.
Free workshop for AJC members.
Unless you have your own 'safe recruitment' policy in place, or have received this training recently, it is important for ALL member charities to send a representative to this workshop, even if you are a very small operation with only volunteers. It is the responsibility of the committee to ensure 'safe recruitment', therefore it should be the CEO/chairman or other committee member who attends. This workshop is relevant to everyone that you bring on board to your charity, including your committee/officers. Whether you use a set recruiting procedure, or it is more informal - ALL staff and volunteers within a member charity will at some point come in to contact with 'people at risk'. The trainer, Mary Curtis delivers this training to the States of Jersey, therefore it is the official recognised training covering this area. The sessions are free, please contact the administrator to book a place.
Wednesday 6th July, 2016, 1.30 to 4.30, St Paul's Centre, St Helier
The course covers the importance of Safe Recruitment and provides clear guidance in respect of the recruitment and selection process for people who will work with people at risk in our community. This will help deter, reject or identify people who are unsuitable to work with people at risk.
Participants at this workshop will:
• Understand who the Safe Recruitment policy applies to:
o Job applicants
o Existing employees
o Agency staff
o Third party suppliers and commissioned services
• Identify the roles and responsibilities of recruiting managers and the interview panel
• Understand how to plan for the recruitment and selection process
• Understand how to structure an interview; question appropriately and document interview
• Understand the vetting and checking process
o Identity checks
o Disclosure and Barring Service checks
o Verification of Qualifications
o Reference Checks
o Previous employment history
Mary Curtis is a Director of Calmera Business Consultancy which offers HR advice and training to the not-for-profit; public and private sector. Mary has held senior HR and L&D roles both in the UK and Jersey and has vast experience in delivering recruitment and selection training, including safe recruitment.