EFI’s training on Child Protection and Safeguarding is designed for faith leaders, teachers and anyone in a leadership position working with children in a place of worship. It helps them recognise warning signs of abuse and guides them on what action they should take – both to prevent abuse and to protect their institution and staff from legal scrutiny.
Safeguarding training is a legal requirement for all those who work directly with children, young people, their families and/or carers. This holds true for all faith institutions and supplementary school managers, administrators, teachers and assistants, whether working on a full-time or part-time basis, as volunteers or employees.
EFI’s Child Protection and Safeguarding training is an interfaith programme, suitable for all faith institutions in Europe. It is delivered by our safeguarding team, who have years of experience in this field. The training has already been conducted in Africa, Asia and Europe, and is constantly updated to reflect latest safeguarding regulations and procedures.
The training covers:
- Different forms of abuse, notably: child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, drug and alcohol abuse, forced marriage, peer on peer abuse, and radicalisation
- Child development
- UNCRC principles, National Safeguarding Agenda, as well as safeguarding in Islam and other religions
- Responding to disclosure/abuse
- Information sharing and confidentiality
- Preventing radicalisation
- Handling allegations against staff
- Roles and responsibilities within faith institutions