Choosing a strong password

We occasionally get complaints about how our website forces people to choose complex passwords. But our website holds thousands of peoples personal details, and the security of that data may be only as good as your password choice. Weak passwords are the most common source of data breaches that place you in a position of … Read more

Supervision Ratios

A leader should avoid being left alone one-on-one with a vulnerable person. It is always recommended to have at least two adult leaders present at every ministry event/program. Suggested supervision ratios for low risk onsite events are: preschoolers 1:5 primary age 1:7 youth and vulnerable adults 1:10 (Note: Due to the variation in support needs … Read more

Receiving your certificate when training is complete

For face-to-face training, certificates will be emailed directly to participants with a note reminding them to forward it through to their Safe Ministry Representative and to record when they are next due to participate in training. For online training courses, once attendance and participation at the final component of the course (a live webinar) is … Read more

How do I access the online training after I’ve created my account?

The process of creating an account and purchasing enrolment in course(s) is set out here. Once you have set up your Safe Ministry Training account and have your log-in details, you log in and then purchase access to the training course you need. Then, access the page called My Dashboard which will have all the … Read more

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a live, web-based video conference that uses the internet to connect the individual (or multiple individuals) hosting the webinar to an audience of viewers and listeners from all over. Hosts can show themselves speaking, show slideshows or demonstrations. Participants do not need any special equipment to attend our webinars – a tablet … Read more

Make sure you receive our emails

Email is a great tool and easy to use, but spammers and spreaders of malware have made email a challenge to deliver reliably. The Safe Ministry Training system uses email extensively to communicate with participants in our courses, so it can be very inconvenient for all concerned if you are not receiving the emails we … Read more

Options to complete Safe Ministry Training

Safe Ministry training can be completed either face to face or online Safe Ministry Training Online Refresher Online and Essentials Online are available now. The Junior Leader’s course is also available – information is here. Face to face Safe Ministry Training The PSU holds Safe Ministry training events throughout the year at a variety of … Read more

When must someone working with children complete Safe Ministry Training?

In accordance with the Safe Ministry To Children Ordinance 2020, “…the training requirements for clergy and church workers with respect to safe ministry are satisfactory completion of accredited training… by clergy, and authorised, paid or voluntary, church workers, within three years prior to being ordained, licensed, or authorised, or appointed to undertake ministry to children…” … Read more