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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/06/2016
10:00 am - 3:15 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for people who have recently taken on the role of Designated Liaison Person, or who have never been able to attend role specific training before.  It will cover the following areas

  • Clarifying the role of DLP
  • Hearing safeguarding concerns and record keeping
  • Communication and supervision
  • Conducting an internal report on cases for the Church Authority

The cost for this training was 60 euro per person.

This training is an annual fixture in our training calendar, it was previously facilitated on the 23rd of April 2014, and the 13th of May 2015.  If you have already attended these dates, you don’t need to to attend again.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to the person who is to be invoiced and will request that person to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Alternatively you can pay electronically- if you use this method of payment can you please ensure you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the amount that you have paid, the name and date of the course you are paying for and the names of the attendees.

If you choose to pay by cheque- when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for. Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque or electronic payment is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque and approving the places you have booked.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

 

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/02/2016 - 23/03/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

National Office staff will facilitate three sessions in each ecclesiastical provincial area in the coming months the dates for the remaining induction sessions are:

  • For those in the Armagh Ecclesiastical Province – 14th (10-14:00) ,15th (10:00-13:30) and 15th March 2016 (14:00- 17:30) Synod Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.
    CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 7TH OF MARCH 2016
  • For those in the Cashel Ecclesiastical Province– 21st (10:00-14:00), Session 2 and 3- 22nd (10:00-12:30)  in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Horse and Jockey (outside Thurles) County Tipperary.
    CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – 14TH OF MARCH 2016

Church Authorities will be asked to identify which one of the three sessions being facilitated in their ecclesiastical province, are suitable for them based on the table of indicators of the new Standards (see Target Audience section below).

Each Church Authority will be invited to nominate a maximum of six people to attend one of the three sessions, which will be held in their ecclesiastical provincial area.  The people nominated by the Church Authority should include, the Church Authority, Designated Liaison Person, Member of the Safeguarding Committee and a Local Safeguarding Representative.

If any Church Authority is unsure which of the three session being held in their ecclesiastical area, are suitable for them, they can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for clarification.   Charge for each session is 10 euro per person to cover a light lunch.

To confirm your attendance please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Target Audience

Each of the three session is targeted at different Church bodies depending on which of the indicators of the new Standards apply to them, and each Church body is only required to send representatives to one of the three days in their ecclesiastical provincial area.  The three days being facilitated in each area will be targeted as follows:

  • First Session- Only for those Church bodies who are required to meet the indicators in Table 1 (32 in total) of the new Standards.
  • Optional Evening Session – for Church personnel to attend, who cannot make the session during the day.  This session will focus on Standard 1, 5, 6 and 7, as it will be targeted at Local Safeguarding Reps and Safeguarding Committees.
  • Second Session – For those who are required to meet the indicators in Table 2 (22 in total) of the new Standards.
  • Optional Evening Session- for Church personnel to attend, who cannot not make the session during the day. This session will be focused on Standard 1, 5, 6 and 7, as it will be targeted at Local Safeguarding Reps and Safeguarding Committees.
  • Third Session – Only for those who are required to meet the indicators in Table 3 (13 in total) of the new Standards.

Content of Each Session

Each day will cover the following:

  • An examination of each Standard in turn, focusing on what is required to meet indicators relevant to the audience who attend.
  • Questions and answers on each Standard and the relevant indicators.
  • An exploration of the Guidance associated with indicators relevant to the audience that attend.
  • A presentation and discussion about the next steps in implementation of the new Standards for each Church body who are in attendance with particular regard to:
    • Deciding which pieces of practice and guidance will remain in place in each Church body, or which need to be re-evaluated as part of the new Standards. This may mean keeping guidance already in place; using guidance provided by the NBSCCCI or rewriting guidance.
    • What each Church body will be required to send to the NBSCCCI on a yearly basis.

     

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/11/2015
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training is mandatory for those who are currently registered as trainers with the NBSCCCI and will include updated information on the new draft standards as well as a new replacement information session and full day training programme for the training manual.

Cost for this training is 30 euro per person

This training is the same as that which was facilitated on the 19th of September- if you have already attended the training in September you don’t need to go again.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to the person who is to be invoiced and will request that person to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Alternatively you can pay electronically- if you use this method of payment can you please ensure you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the amount that you have paid, the name and date of the course you are paying for and the names of the attendees.

If you choose to pay by cheque- when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for. Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque or electronic payment is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque and approving the places you have booked.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/11/2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was requested by members of safeguarding committees and included guidance and support for committees on:

  • Developing the three year safeguarding plan
  • Analysing the local safeguarding audit
  • Guidance and support for governance issues

 

Cost for this training was 60 euros

You can download the presentation from the day by following this link – Governance For Safeguarding Committees Presentation

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/09/2015
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for those that use the NCMC to present cases.

It  included

  • Introductions to the members of the committee including their experience and background
  • A presentation on a paper which has been completed on the consistency of advice from the NCMC
  • Further clarification of the case management processes from the new draft safeguarding standards
  • Advice and support in carrying out Preliminary Investigations

Price for this training was 60 euro per person

To access the slides from the training day please follow the link below

NCMC Presentation

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/09/2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training is mandatory for those who are currently registered as trainers with the NBSCCCI and will include updated information on the new draft standards as well as a new replacement information session and full day training programme for the training manual.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to the person who is to be invoiced and will request that person to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Alternatively you can pay electronically- if you use this method of payment can you please ensure you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the amount that you have paid, the name and date of the course you are paying for and the names of the attendees.

If you choose to pay by cheque- when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for. Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque or electronic payment is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque and approving the places you have booked.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/05/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for new and existing Advisers and focused on the practicalities of the role of the Adviser, including record keeping, working with respondents and understanding the boundaries of the role as distinct from others in the safeguarding structure.

You can download the PowerPoint presentation from the day by following this link

Adviser Training PowerPoint

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/05/2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for people who have recently taken on the role of Designated Liaison Person, or who have never been able to attend role specific training before.

This event was designed to fulfil requirements 1.8(G and H) in the Training Strategy.

The cost for this training was 60 euro per person

You can download the PowerPoint presentation for this training by following this link PowerPoint Slides

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
All Day

Location
sheraton hotel

 

The National Board will host a Safeguarding Conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone (see map).  The conference will commence on the 27th of February with mass at 5pm in St Mary’s Church Athlone, followed by an opening address and welcome dinner.  The conference will continue through the next day with speakers from a range of backgrounds focusing on key developments in safeguarding within the Catholic Church in Ireland.

The cost for this event is subsidised by the National Board and is as follows:

  • OPTION 1- Attendance at two days of the conference on the 27th and 28th of February (including welcome dinner)- 75 euro per person

OR

  • OPTION 2- Attendance at one day of the conference on the 28th of February- 50 euro per person

These prices do not include accommodation.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training, including the attendance at conference box to specify which days you will be attending.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. Please  send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Alternatively you can pay electronically- if you use this method of payment can you please ensure you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the amount that you have paid, the name and date of the course you are paying for and the names of the attendees.

If you choose to pay by cheque- when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for.   Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/01/2015
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

The day was  facilitated by Fr. Aidan McGrath, Franciscan Friar and Canon Lawyer based in Rome.  It covered a range of topics related to the process of inquiry for religious and how this differs from the process for diocesan ordained priests.

This training was designed to fulfil 1.8D of the training strategy and was specifically for leaders and those involved in the management and response to allegations of abuse.

 Price for this training was 60 euro per person

 You can download the PowerPoint that was presented on the day by following this link PowerPoint Slides

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

 

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/11/2014
All Day

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

At the request of a number of Bishops and Provincials, we are organising a Training day specifically for leaders of Congregations and Dioceses across Ireland, this training is designed to fulfil 1.12A and 1.12B of the Training Strategy.

 The day will cover a range of topics relating to safeguarding including:

  • The strategic role of the Bishop/Provincial in relation to safeguarding
  • Pastoral ministry and safeguarding
  • The importance of support and supervision

Price for this training is 60 euro per person.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to the person who is to be invoiced and will request that person to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Please note when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for. Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque and approving the places you have booked.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/09/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training day was created to fulfil 1.12A and 1.12B requirements in the Training Strategy.

The day will focus on best practice in working effectively with survivors.  The speakers will include a representative from Towards Healing and those in leadership roles in the Church.

This training is designed for Bishops/Provincials/Superiors, Designated Liasion People and Support People

Please remember to get appropriate permission from the your Bishop/Provincial/Superior before booking your place.

Price for this training is 75 euro per person.

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Scroll down until you can see the ‘Person to be Invoiced’ section.

2. Complete this section to provide details of who is to be invoiced for those who will be attending training.

3.Select how many people you are booking for using the ‘Spaces’ button.

4. Complete the fields that appear for each person who is attending the training.

5. Click ‘Send Your Booking’.

6. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to the person who is to be invoiced and will request that person to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce) for the total cost of training.

Please note when sending the cheque state who the attendee names are and what training date the cheque is for. Send the cheque to:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House

St.Patricks College

Maynooth

Kildare

7. Once a cheque is received the National Office will send an email to the person listed in the ‘person to be invoice’ section acknowledging the cheque and approving the places you have booked.

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

As part of the Training Strategy training for advisory panels will be delivered locally at a time and date that suits the members, we have decided to use this approach to train advisory panels as each panel is made up differently and are at different stages in terms of their training needs.

If you would like to avail of this training please send an email to the Director of Training and Support (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and outline:

  • The training needs you have identified for your advisory panel
  • The length of time you need training for
  • The professional background of your panel members
  • Dates that you wish the training to be delivered

 

This training is available for those who are members of an advisory panel.

Please remember to get appropriate permission from the your Church authority booking your place.

Price for this training will be confirmed in discussion with the Director of Training and Support.

 

 

 As outlined in the Training Strategy, training for safeguarding committees will be delivered locally at a time and date that suits the members, we have decided to use this approach to train safeguarding committees due to the large number of volunteers who are part of the safeguarding committee structure.

If you would like to avail of this training please send an email to the Director of Training and Support (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and outline:

The training needs you have identified for your safeguarding committee
The length of time you need training for
Dates that you wish the training to be delivered

Please remember to get appropriate permission from the your Church authority before booking your place.

Price for this training will be confirmed in discussion with the Director of Training and Support.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 30/06/2014
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training day was created following requests from a number of people who are the first point of contact in a diocese or religions congregation, and who may have to receive or signpost safeguarding concerns.

This training day was designed to develop the skills of those who are administrators or secretaries to the Bishop/Provincial/Superior based in diocesan/provincial offices or bishop’s houses.

The day included presentations and practical workshops on receiving and signposting safeguarding concerns and understanding the roles and functions of key personnel in each diocese/religious congregation.

You can download the slides from the day by following this link Training for Administrators

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/05/2014
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training day was designed for those who are involved in liaising with the CDF as part of the case management process.  The day included presentations from staff of the CDF in order for participants to gain a further understanding of the role and function of the CDF.  This event was designed to fulfil requirements 1.8J in the Training Strategy.

You can download a PDF of the PowerPoint Files from the day using the link below:

CDF Training Slides

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/05/2014 - 31/12/2014
All Day

 

As outlined in the Training Strategy, training for safeguarding committees will be delivered locally at a time and date that suits the members, we have decided to use this approach to train safeguarding committees due to the large number of volunteers who are part of the safeguarding committee structure.

If you would like to avail of this training please send an email to the Training Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and outline:

The training needs you have identified for your safeguarding committee
The length of time you need training for
Dates that you wish the training to be delivered

Please remember to get appropriate permission from the your Bishop/Provincial/Superior before booking your place.

Price for this training will be confirmed in discussion with the Training Manager

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/03/2014
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for those involved in the Case Management Structure to become more familiar with the requirements laid out in the Standards and Guidance document and in civil law of data protection, record keeping and confidentiality. This event was designed to fulfil requirements 1.8D of the Training Strategy

PowerPoint Presentation from this event

Recording Training

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

This event is fully booked.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/04/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Glenroyal Hotel

 

This training was designed for new and existing Support People and focused on the practicalities of the role of the Support Person, including record keeping, dealing with complainants in a pastoral way and understanding the boundaries of the role as distinct from others in the safeguarding structure.

Price for this training was 60 euro per person

You can download the PowerPoint slides from the training by following this link PowerPoint Slides

PERSON TO BE INVOICED

Bookings are closed for this event.

 

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/05/2014 - 31/12/2014
All Day

 

As outlined in the Training Strategy, training for safeguarding committees will be delivered locally at a time and date that suits the members, we have decided to use this approach to train safeguarding committees due to the large number of volunteers who are part of the safeguarding committee structure.

If you would like to avail of this training please send an email to the Training Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and outline:

The training needs you have identified for your safeguarding committee
The length of time you need training for
Dates that you wish the training to be delivered

Please remember to get appropriate permission from the your Bishop/Provincial/Superior before booking your place.

Price for this training will be confirmed in discussion with the Training Manager

 

 

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