Safe Ministry training is part of the Diocesan Safe Ministry Ordinance. It requires that all people working in ministry to children and youth as well as ministers and assistant ministers undertake Safe Ministry training every three years. This training is also beneficial for those involved in ministry to other vulnerable people.
Do you struggle with the online world?
We recognise that not everyone is comfortable with the online world. That is why we strongly encourage every church to appoint an Online Assistant – someone willing to sit with and assist people in their church who are not as comfortable with websites and online processes. If that describes you, please enquire who your church Online Assistant is. Ask your Safe Ministry Representative or your Senior Minister. Having assistance of this kind can make the world of difference to you successfully completing your Safe Ministry Training.
Getting started in Safe Ministry Training
Create a Safe Ministry Training account
Before you can enrol in a training (either online or face to face) you will need to create a Safe Ministry Training Account. You will only need to do this once, and the account will retain information on your Safe Ministry Training over time.
To do many things on this web site, you need to log in. The log in page is always accessible from the main menu at the top of every page. When you are logged in, you will be able to:
Pay for/enrol in courses.
View your ‘My Dashboard’ page (look for ‘Dashboards’ in the main menu) where you will be able to see the courses you are enrolled in, expiry dates of your enrolment, certificates you have earned and other useful information.
Access the courses you are enrolled in
Finishing your training
Essentials and Refresher Online: A key part of these courses is the webinar (a seminar held online). Once you have registered and attended a webinar, you will have one final Topic to complete which will then release your certificate. Your certificate will then be accessible for the next three years from your ‘My Dashboard’ page.
Face to face courses: As soon as your attendance at the face to face training events and your signed Safe Ministry Pledge is confirmed, your certificate will be emailed to you at the address you used to when your created your Safe Ministry Training account. Your certificate will also be accessible for the next three years from your ‘My Dashboard’ page.