Safeguarding Training

EMBA has a team of safeguarding trainers across the Association who have been trained by the BUGB National Safeguarding Team, to be able to deliver the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding Training at Level 2 and 3.

EMBA safeguarding training programme

As an interim measure during the pandemic, whilst in-person training cannot take place, the BUGB Safeguarding Team have produced an Excellence in Safeguarding Update Film for church workers and leaders in our Baptist churches.

If you have not previously undertaken Baptist safeguarding training or are due for renewal of either Level 2 or Level 3 training, you are strongly encouraged to engage with the online training.

If you are a minister you will have been contacted directly by the Association about the online training.

If you are a church worker or leader, further information about the online training is available from your church Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS).

Please note that the online training is a temporary measure until it is safe to resume 'in-person' training and does not replace the requirement for church workers and leaders to attend 'in-person' Level 2 and Level 3 trainings.  The online training is therefore not certificated.

As soon as we have further information on when we can safely resume 'in-person' training events we will communicate this to our churches.

To book an in-person training place

Please contact Becky -

BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding Training

For more detailed information about the BUGB ‘Excellence in Safeguarding’ training please click here 

Who should attend training?

ALL who work with children, young people and adults at risk in our Baptist churches should complete Level 2 training.


Please click here for further information regarding training requirements.

Leaders/Trustees and Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS)

ALL Leaders/ Trustees and the Designated Person for Safeguarding (DPS) of an EMBA church should complete Level 2 AND 3 training.

Renewal of training

Safeguarding training needs to be renewed every four years.

Employment safeguarding training

Irrespective of any safeguarding training you may have received through your employment, the advice would still be to attend the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding level 2 and 3 training (as appropriate) every four years.  

There will inevitably be some crossover of information between employment and church safeguarding training.  However, the BUGB Excellence in Safeguarding level 2 and 3 training is specific to safeguarding in a Baptist church context and so will cover topics not mentioned in the training that employers provide.

Safeguarding training fees

Please click here for information regarding EMBA safeguarding training fees.  

Would your church like to host a safeguarding training?

If your church:

  • has a car park/can arrange parking in close proximity

  • can accommodate up to 40 people in a café-style layout

  • can provide AV/PA support on the day

please contact Becky -