A safeguarding training event was held on Saturday 4th March 2017 at Farnworth Methodist Church Hall in Widnes for all members of the Faith communities who live or worship in Halton. The Faith Sector group felt that participants would benefit from a range of workshops to include online safety, domestic abuse, allegations against adults and safeguarding vulnerable adults. There were also stalls with information, advice and support from the Food Bank, Street Pastors, Carers Centre, Halton and St Helens Voluntary Community Action and Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide), Halton Children’s Safeguarding Board, Halton Adults Safeguarding Board, Catholic Archdioceses of Liverpool and Shrewsbury’s Safeguarding Units, Halton Borough Council Special educational needs and disabilities provision and OPEN (Older People’s Empowerment Network). Presentations were made on the role and work of both the Children’s and Adults Safeguarding Board and what to do if they had any safeguarding concerns.
The following agencies provided presentations and workshops on the day:-
- Halton Safeguarding Children Board Children Keynote presentation
- Halton Adults Safeguarding Board Adult Keynote presentation
- Halton Adults and the Diocese of Liverpool Adult Safety – Keeping Yourself and Volunteers Safe
- Halton Borough Council Managing Allegations against Adults
- Catch 22 Domestic Abuse
- Police Internet Safety