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

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

How does the one month grace period work with online training?

A person must complete their online training including the webinar within 3 years and 1 month from their last training. The one month extra is a grace period and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary. It is important to keep in mind that at busy times of the year, it may take 2-3 weeks … Read more

How can I contact the PSU if I need to during online training?

At regular points throughout the training, there are opportunities to contact the PSU. This may include the need for pastoral support, to make a report or to raise something about the training. For Online Assistants, it’s best to let the participant contact the PSU directly rather than you doing this on their behalf. If you … Read more