EFI’s Protective Security training for places of worship explains the risks faith-based institutions, leaders and congregations may face, how to protect themselves and how to mitigate harm in the event of an attack.
The aim of EFI’s Protective Security training is to ensure that places of worship, faith leaders and communities are protected, and people can visit and worship without any fear.
EFI has developed its training programme after working with faith-based institutions, local councils, security bodies, government departments and the EU Commission. EFI uses this experience to prepare bespoke security advice and deliver training to faith-based institutions.
The EFI Protective Security programme comprises a number of targeted trainings:
- Protective Security Awareness Training for Places of Worship
- Faith Leader Personal Protective Training
- Women and Youth Safety and Security Training
Currently, EFI is the lead coordinator (with European partner organisations) in the EU-funded Strengthening Security and Resilience of At-Risk Religious Sites and Communities (SOAR) programme. Implemented in seven European countries, one of the main activities of SOAR is providing protective security training to faith-based institutions.