'Train the Trainers' in safeguarding begin in Dublin


Participants in the 'Train the Trainers' day.

The first in a series of Train the Trainer days for Safeguarding Trust Diocesan Support Teams, in the Republic of Ireland, took place in Church of Ireland House, Dublin, on Tuesday, 17th July.

These days are being held to ensure that all members of the Diocesan Support Teams are up to date with the latest developments in child protection from a State level (arising from the Children First legislation), to brief members on the changes that are being made to the Safeguarding Trust policy, and to review the new training modules that have been developed for staff, volunteers and panel members.

It is hoped that these Train the Trainer days will equip the Diocesan Support Teams to continue to deliver quality training within their diocese and support and advice to parishes.

The next days will take place in Church House, Dublin on Thursday, 16th August, and Monday, 17th September, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Members of Diocesan Support Teams can book their place on one of the days by emailing