WHAT WE DO.
Child Safety & Protection Network collaborates with international Christian organizations to connect, educate, and protect. Our vision is to help create environments where children’s wellbeing and safety are a priority. Keep scrolling to discover how membership could equip your organization.
CSPN is not an accrediting or regulatory organization and membership does not signify that CSPN has concurred with each organisation’s child safety programme.
Being a CSPN Member organization gives you and your team access to a wide variety of benefits that enable you to thrive and be supported by peers and like-minded organizations.
As an international school, we are indebted to CSPN for resources, training, and networking. It’s a community of like-minded people who are passionate about safeguarding children and it is wonderful how organizations and schools are willing to share freely so that we all can benefit, broadening the scope of safety around the globe.
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.
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 18 hours of modular, principle-based training designed to equip international organisations to respond to any raised concern regarding child safety. This course teaches relevant response skills through the CSPN Response Model using multiple scenarios and assessment frameworks. 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.
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.
ANNUAL & REGIONAL CONFERENCES
” I can’t remember when last I went to such a worthwhile conference.
I was thankful that no topic was avoided, even very difficult ones… “
Members are invited to attend our Annual CSPN Conference which also includes the business meeting where key proposals are brought up for vote. This is a promise opportunity to network together and share resources and ideas. Each year has a different theme, guest plenary speakers and workshop leaders providing guidance on strategic topics.
SAVE THE DATE: 2023 Global Conference – March 22-25, 2023
THEME: “Flourishing Families”
The Regional Conferences provide an opportunity for members to meet together in ‘their part of the world’ and to receive updates and input on the issues that matter most to them. We often run a two-day conference as a pre-cursor to the Response Team or Programme Essentials Training. During regional conferences we look at child safety in that particular geographical context.
An exciting new development is a plan to expand the provision of regional ‘stand-alone’ conferences which will make CSPN’s training and resources more accessible to our members.
” It has been quite the exhausting week and frankly I can’t imagine having survived this week responding to this child safety concern without all of your support.
‘Thank you’ doesn’t seem sufficient to convey our gratitude. Really — we couldn’t have done this well without your support.”
In addition to connecting at conferences, members are able to find and connect with our entire network of organizations and schools around the world at any time. CSPN also facilities 1:1 SUPPORT NETWORKING with experienced child safety leads on specific topics such as screening, cultural and contextual considerations, member care, and policy writing.
Members can also join our monthly online TABLE TALK – each month a different member leads a topical discussion on best practices, key child safety principles, recent advances in our understanding of child safety, or biblical applications of child safety. Intermittent breakout groups provide a wonderful time to be introduced to, network with and feel supported by fellow child safety leads all around the world. The large group discussions create a synergy that gives us all a deeper understanding of the topic and new ways to apply the information in our own organization.
” When I was tasked with revising our child safety policy it was so useful to be able to access other organisations’ child safety policies and review their documents. “
We maintain a library of resources and policy examples that help guide our members in developing and strengthening their programmes. Members can also access recordings of past conferences, training material and presentations.
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