This seminar aims to equip priests (and brothers) with the necessary safeguarding tools for their work in the community. By familiarising themselves with the key principles of safeguarding, priests can learn to create a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- familiarise themselves with safeguarding policies
- understand the legal obligations with child abuse
- identify signs and symptoms of abuse
- know the disclosures of abuse
- identify the principles of safeguarding
- practice professional boundaries
- know their legal obligations related to the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act (2011) and the Minors Protection Act (2019)
- learn about the different types of abuse and poor practice
- learn a standard response to a disclosure of abuse
- be able to recognise signs of abuse
- identify the actions to take if you have a concern and who can help
- Diocesan Priests
- Religious Order Priests
- Religious Order Brothers
3-hour in-person seminar. The PFI will be offering this seminar on six different dates, you may find all the dates in the Calendar section below.
You may choose one of the following 6 seminars.
|May||Tuesday 10th May||9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Ċentru Parrokjali, Santa Luċija|
|September||Tuesday 13th September||9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Ċentru Parrokjali Santa Marija, Birkirkara|
Certificate: Certificate of Attendance*
*To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, a student must; attend all the contact hours.
Teaching Institutions: Safeguarding Commission together with Pastoral Formation Institute
Award Institution: Pastoral Formation Institute
Qualifications: Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider a very wide range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.
Language: Primary level understanding of Maltese and English.
Digital: Knows how to access the internet and use a word processor.