Safeguarding Training

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and looking forward to 2024 in our church family life. In 2024 The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale is continuing to hold free online Introductory Safeguarding Training.

All those who undertake regulated work (paid or voluntary) with children or vulnerable adults, and who have not completed Safeguarding Training in the last 5 years, are required to do so.

At its November meeting the Presbytery agreed that continued Safeguarding Training for trustees would take place as part of the implementation of the Presbytery Mission Plan. The priority for our trainers is to be on Introductory Training for all those engaged in regulated work as well as Advanced training, which safeguarding coordinators and panel members should also attend.

Please see below booking links for safeguarding training from January through to March 2024:

Due to the high demand for training and limited capacity of our trainers, courses book up very quickly. If you are unable to find a space at a suitable course, please consult the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Training page:
where you can find details of courses in other Presbyteries which may be suitable.

If at anytime you would like to discuss any safeguarding issues, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Email: or
Mobile: 0771-040-6666

Mary Docherty
Safeguarding Officer

Serving God – Serving People