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Supports Training Workshop – Safeguarding: Keeping Children and Adults Safe

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CCA x Jerwood = Supports is offering a series of training sessions to expand artists’ skills sets, increase employability and build confidence. These workshops have been developed based on the responses from our recent Training Survey when we asked you what training you would need to benefit your practice, and what additional training might enable you to earn more income to support your practice.

We are delighted to announce the first in the series Safeguarding: Keeping Children and Adults Safe. This training workshop will take the form of an online webinar via the CCA Zoom account on Thursday 6 June, 10–11.30am. The workshop will take the form of a webinar followed by a Q and A for your specific questions. It will be led by Roisin Timlin, Training & Development Officer, Volunteer Now. You can read more about Roisin below.

Webinar – Safeguarding: Keeping Children and Adults Safe will cover:

~ Overview of legal and policy context of safeguarding children and adults

~ Categories of abuse

~ How to deal with a disclosure of abuse

~ How to report safeguarding concerns

~ How to safely plan activities with children and adults

You can book your free place for this training workshop here. It is suited to those aged 18 and above. The session will be recorded and available as a resource via our CCA x Jerwood = Supports page.

About Roisin Timlin, Training & Development Officer, Volunteer Now:

Roisin has ten years’ experience within the field of youth work and over 11 years in child and adult safeguarding work where she has been trained and accredited to deliver Keeping Children Safe and Keeping Adults Safe training. Her work within the Our Duty to Care team has involved developing generic and tailored training programmes and delivering to a wide range of audiences within organisations across all sectors. Roisin also has experience of developing, delivering and assessing the accredited OCNNI Level III Keeping Safe Training the Trainers programme which trains other safeguarding trainers. Roisin is also a member on the Charter Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).

Roisin brings a broad range of experience across all sectors, working with groups of all sizes. This has included facilitating youth workshops and providing safeguarding training and support to a range of voluntary and community organisations, schools, colleges, universities, Councils and private organisations. She brings expertise supporting groups and organisations in review/development of policies and procedures for safeguarding all vulnerable groups and led the review and development of an inclusive safeguarding disabled children training programme.

Over the last 8 years Roisin has taken the lead on Volunteer Now’s Safeguarding Children and Adults Project in the Arts and Culture Sector and worked in partnership with lead organisations including the Arts Council NI, Foras na Gaeilge and Ulster Scots Agency. The aim of the project has been to support organisations to develop their safeguarding policies and practices, to create a safe environment for the children and adults using their services or participating in their activities. The support provided includes safeguarding policy reviews against Volunteer Now’s recognised minimum standards endorsed by Department of Health; the delivery of Keeping Children and Adults Safe training; and the provision of a safeguarding enquiry service and safeguarding clinics.

Roisin is a very experienced AccessNI signatory and has been responsible for training and supporting new signatories. She was the named contact for Belfast City Council, providing support to their funded groups accessing checks. She developed and delivered training sessions to help groups and organisations understand the legal framework, with regards to recruitment and selection.

Roisin has represented Volunteer Now on several safeguarding strategic partnerships, including the Access NI Stakeholders Forum and the Safeguarding Children in Sport Strategic Group, and continues to represent Volunteer Now on the Local Adult Safeguarding Partnerships.