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Safeguarding training - have you booked yet?

Penny Hales, Safeguarding and Risk Manager and The Rev'd Deborah Broome, Ministry Educator have been busy travelling and delivering safeguarding training around the Diocese. Recently, they have provided training in Holy Trinity, Tauranga, Havelock North, Papamoa, Gisborne Tairawhiti, Napier Cathedral, Hastings and Taradale, Te Puke, St Lukes, Rotorua and West Rotorua, and Whakatane. 

They have scheduled further training sessions over the next few weeks:

Westshore, Napier                                     1 May                                Level One

Gate Pa, Tauranga                                      3 & 4 May                    Level One & Two

Rotorua parishes                                        17 May                             Level Two

Opotiki                                                       18 May                             Level One

Southern Hawke's Bay and Woodville        25 & 26 May               Level One & Two

Diocesan Office, Napier                              30 May                                Level One

Central Hawke's Bay                                   15 & 16 June         Level One & Two

Mount Maunganui                                       21, 22, & 23 June Level One & Two

Ōtūmoetai                                                   26 & 27 July                Level One & Two

Taupō                                                         24 August                       Level One

Scheduled are two further catch-up sessions for:

Whakatane                                                  20 & 21 July                Level One & Two

Gisborne Tairawhiti                                      3 & 4 August              Level One and Two

If anyone wants to attend any of these courses (except for Westshore and Gate Pa), please let Penny Hales know.  Registration forms and other information are available on the Intranet or by contacting Penny on 021 240 3402 or emailing

The material in the courses cover some difficult issues such as abuse of all kinds, as well as the history of the church here and overseas, how abuse was covered up, and why the Archbishops have indicated to the Royal Commission that safeguarding is a priority for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa.

Some of the material may be difficult for some however Penny and Deborah offer support in such situations. It is important that abuse in all its guises is recognised by everyone so that we can ensure it does not happen into the future.

Deborah and Penny receive feedback from every session they deliver and are very aware of how people have reacted.  One of the comments received frequently is that the attendees did not believe it was necessary to attend the training.  In such cases everyone has commented that it was not what they had expected, and that it was relevant and helpful.  Approximately 95% of the feedback is positive.

Book your training now.


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