Child Protection Policy Training

This online course has been designed to make it easier for your parish volunteers and staff to complete their mandatory training in the Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children. Following instructions from Diocesan Council, this training needs to be undertaken every three years.

Here’s what you need to know for your parish to work towards completing the training.

A. Identify all the people in your parish who must complete this training

The Diocesan Child Protection Mandatory Training policy (Dec 2016) says this…

Child protection training must be completed by:

  • all Clergy licensed in the diocese of Brisbane;
  • all Church workers, including volunteers, who have direct and regular contact with children in their work;
  • all Church workers who supervise other Church workers having direct and regular contact with children in their ministry; and
  • all members of Parish councils.
B. Make a choice as to the manner in which your parishioners will complete this training.

See “Flow Chart 1 – Choosing an option for CPPT” which illustrates this process. “Flow Chart 2 – Procedures for facilitating CPPT options” summarises the following information.

You have 3 options.

Individuals’ using the online course – Individuals using their own devices/computers log onto the online training course and follow the instructions to complete the training. Simply give each person this invitation, and they can get their training under way. See “Flow Chart 2 – Procedures for facilitating CPPT options” for more information.

 

Groups using the online course or DVD – Meet as a group and use the online presentation or DVD to facilitate the training. You will need a large screen and about 2 ½ hours. The parish will also need to print copies of several documents for use during the workshop and provide refreshments for break time. See “Flow Chart 2 – Procedures for facilitating CPPT options” for more information.

 

Groups work with a facilitator and PowerPoint presentation – Contact the Office of Professional Standards to request a facilitator to come to your parish or deanery. The facilitator will work through the approved PowerPoint presentation with your group. The parish will need to print copies of several documents for use during the workshop, and provide refreshments for break time.  See “Flow Chart 2 – Procedures for facilitating CPPT options” for more information.

Option One: Individuals using their own devices/computers, log onto the online training course and follow the instructions to complete the training.

Send participants this invitation with information about the online course and how to access it. The process is:

  1. Potential users connect to the URL: http://cppt-acsq.teachable.com.
  2. Participants select the featured course “Child Protection Policy Training” located at the bottom of the page, or click the “Enter and sign up for the course” button.This directs participants to the “Course Page” to enrol. Also, this page has introductory information outlining the way to proceed and a view of the “lectures” involved.
  3. Once enrolled, participants have access to the course: the videos, activities, and questions. As well, they will be able to access the Policy document and the Activities Workbook needed to do the course.
  4. Participants watch the videos and do the suggested activities along the way. Each section features a few assessment questions as a way to ensure understanding.
  5. Once participants finish the last video, the Office of Professional Standards access their statistics on their enrolment and completion of the course.

Click here for the ‘Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children – Parishes

Option Two: Meet as a group and use the online presentation for DVD to facilitate the training.

  1. Choose the method of training: either access to the online course on a big screen – OR – DVD from the Office of Professional Standards.
  2. Photocopy the following, and read through your material.
  3. Organise as appropriate – Venue, a date, Morning or afternoon tea/wine and cheese.
  4. Promote the event using the Promo poster
  5. Facilitate the training –

Using the DVD with a group

  • The DVD has 7 short videos.
  • Simply press “play” and “pause” when required – and facilitate the activities as directed. All the relevant information is in the videos and workbooks, including suggested time limits for each activity.
  • At the end of each video, participants complete a few questions using the ‘CPPT Questions’ handout. Then, briefly discuss correct responses using your ‘CPPT Questions AND Answers’ handout.
  • Once the groups has completed all sections, collect names and contact details of participants using ‘Attendance List Protection Policy Training‘. Email this list to the Office of Professional Standards or enter details of completion on your Parish Blue Card spreadsheet.

Using the online course with a group

  • Prior to the training meeting, the facilitator enrols in the course, as per the steps in Option One.
  • The facilitator controls the delivery of each video, pausing for activities. Participants complete the questions for each section using the ‘CPPT Questions’ handout. Briefly discuss correct responses using your ‘CPPT Questions AND Answers’ handout.
  • Once the groups has completed all sections, collect names and contact details of participants. Email this list to the Office of Professional Standards or enter details of completion on your Parish Blue Card spreadsheet.

NOTE: Rather than using the CPPT Questions handout, individuals may enrol and complete the questions online using their own devices. They simply log onto: http://cppt-acsq.teachable.com/. If videos have been viewed with the group, these participants can proceed directly to the questions. Once they have finished these online, the Office of Professional Standards can access their completion details.

Option Three: Contact the Office of Professional Standards to request a facilitator to come to your parish or deanery and work through the PowerPoint presentation with your group.

You can ask someone from OPS to come to the parish to work with your group. You may also be informed of scheduled training already booked for your area. An OPS approved facilitator will use a PowerPoint presentation and ask the group to participate in group activities using the Activities Workbook. They will distribute and assess the questions.

Your parish will need to provide refreshments as appropriate, and negotiate with the Office of Professional Standards about date, time, venue, and the printing of materials.

You may consider making this a Deanery event to maximise efficiencies.