7.1.1 Eﬀective training must ensure that those involved in the work of Safeguarding are at the forefront in the Church in reducing and managing risk and in creating safe environments for children, vulnerable adults and those who engage with them as volunteers or paid workers. There is a basic level of expertise that all Safeguarding personnel must acquire and then, for specific roles, a deepening and particular expertise will be required. All of this must be part of the process of continuing professional development that must be undertaken by those involved in the work of Safeguarding in the Church.
7.1.2 Across all Safeguarding training, through consultation, the perspective of survivors of abuse must be considered so that an on-going, deepening understanding of the impact of abuse is gained.
7.1.3 Upon their recruitment, it must be made clear to any new volunteer that Safeguarding Induction Training Part 1 must be completed prior to assuming any role in the Church involving children or vulnerable adults. This also applies to Seminary applicants, those accepted for the Propaedeutic period and those entering any formation programme provided by Religious Institutes. Within 18 months of having started in any such role, a person must have completed Safeguarding Induction Training Part 2.
7.1.4 Each Diocese must recruit and develop a suﬀicient number of Trainers to deliver the Safeguarding training required in the Diocese. Strategies used to recruit and train the requisite number of Trainers must form part of the Training Audit each year. Supported by the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service, Dioceses and Religious Congregations may wish to co-operate in sharing eﬀective strategies for recruitment and Safeguarding training.
7.1.5 Appropriate Safeguarding training must be arranged for: Clergy (Bishops, Clerical Religious Provincials, Priests and Deacons), Provincials of professed religious and all religious Brothers and Sisters, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, members of DRAMTs and Diocesan Safeguarding Teams, and Parish Coordinators. Safeguarding Training needs must be identified in the annual Audit and addressed through the Planning process.
7.1.6 Planning for continuing professional development of those in specific roles must ensure that the latest insights and developments in the field of Safeguarding will be addressed in any training provided each year. The advice and support of the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service must alert Dioceses and Religious Institutes to any issues and developments that are relevant to various personnel and postholders. Support must be oﬀered to all volunteers, in the context of Support/Update Meetings, to ensure that they are kept abreast of all developments whilst avoiding repetition of work covered previously at Induction Training.
7.1.7 Any volunteer or employee who fails to participate in the required Safeguarding Training within a reasonable time must be suspended from their role or dismissed. Bishops and Provincials must address appropriately such issues with clerics or religious, according to Canon Law.