The policy for when Safe Ministry training needs to be done is as follows:
- When someone starts working with children for the first time, they have 3 months in which to complete Essentials. If they do not complete that course within that time, they must stand down until they do.
- When someone’s training is approaching expiry (ie: three years after the last training), they must complete the Refresher course within 30 days of that expiry date. If they fail to do that, they must stand down until they complete Essentials again.