TRAINING & CONFERENCES.
One of the key tools that CSPN offers its members is its training courses and conferences where we gather to share ideas and resources concerning proactive approaches to child safety and protection within international Christian organizations.
CSPN Orientation is a two-hour course with discussion, breakout groups, and loads of helpful information about CSPN.
Orientation is offered at a variety of times and dates throughout the year and is free to CSPN members.
While this Orientation used to be the first session of our Response Team Training (RTT), it is now a separate course and must be attended prior to taking our other trainings. However, it only needs to be taken one time; if you have attended Orientation in the past, you are not required to go through it for each training.
CSPN Orientation will benefit you if:
- You and your organisation are new to CSPN
- You’ve been a member for a while, but you are still wondering how you can get the most benefit from your membership.
- You have new child safety team members you want to expose to CSPN
- You or your new team members are going to be taking an RTT, PET, or Presenter training – Orientation is REQUIRED for any CSPN training courses. If you have not been through a CSPN Orientation in the past four years (since 2018) and wish to take one of our training courses, please register for Orientation first.
RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING (RTT)
” Thanks so much for these 3 days of intense but incredibly valuable training.
Going back to my child protection role with such helpful resources. “
RTT provides three days of intensive modular training designed to equip your organization with the knowledge and skills to respond to a report of harm to a child. We will look at the principles of Child Safety and Misconduct Assessments and give you a toolbox to help you make decisions and create safety plans.
Using a Process Map, you will navigate your way through different ‘real life’ scenarios that will bring principle-based theory to life. Table-based discussions and group work enhance shared learning and provide excellent networking opportunities.
*RTT is also available in an online format stretching over six weeks.
This course is not a general child safety prevention training, although it will help you to identify where gaps may be in your own context. This course is ideally for personnel in your organization or school who are child safety team members responsible for or involved in dealing with an incident of harm (or risk of harm) to a child. Attendees might also include field leaders or member care providers who would benefit from understanding the Response Process.
Mission agencies and international schools are encouraged to send 2-4 people to the same RTT event.
We typically run 4-5 training courses per year across the globe — typically Asia, Africa, North America, Europe. We are open to invitations by any member organization who wishes to host an RTT.
PROGRAMME ESSENTIALS TRAINING (PET)
” This training was exactly what we needed to get going. The elements and focus on how to get from where we are to where we want to go was empowering.
I am going back with a place to start and bench marks to measure the development of our Child Safety Program. “
” I have not read or known a great course as this, especially for those in Latin America, it is quite a new theme and the knowledge received in PET is excellent to build a program in our organizations… “
Keeping children safe within organizations requires a broad understanding of the overarching principles of safeguarding. PET is a three-day course designed to equip the people responsible for organizational child safety with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop a comprehensive child safety programme. Key topics will include: governance, scope of responsibility; understanding your organisational culture; duty of care; legal obligations and policy development. Each of the three modules will include a topical overview, foundational components and practical application.
PET is designed for policy makers and leaders who have responsibility for implementing, developing, and managing the child safety programme in their schools or organizations. These leaders are not necessarily the ‘hands on’ members of a child safety response team or even those who are delivering curriculum. Organizations with established child safety programmes and policies will also benefit greatly from attending this training to learn current best practices in developing a principle-based child safety programme and policy. Suggested attendees are HR leaders, managers, school administrators, board members or anyone involved in strategy and implementation.