It is now mandatory for Tower Captains and lead Trainers (whether or not there are young people in your tower) to have completed the Church of England C2 Safeguarding training course. A session specifically for ringers has been arranged with the Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding trainer for Saturday 4th May at St Mary’s Church, Willesborough, 10 am to 1 pm. To book a place, please email David Grimwood on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will let you know further details.
Please pass this on to your Tower Captain and any others who might need or wish to take part. The advantage of this course is that it is focused on ringing rather than general church activities, and so allows specific concerns to be discussed. Similar days have been run in the Rochester Diocese and proved very helpful. The church at Willesborough offers a very comfortable and welcoming venue for the course.
A further course is being arranged for those who can’t make this one – on 21st September.