Safeguarding training now available in Persian

Published: Tuesday March 21, 2023

A line of people listening to a training sessionPersian language Basic Awareness Safeguarding training is now available from the Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding trainers network.

A growing number of people waiting for their asylum claim to be processed are coming forward to voluntarily offer their skills to their local churches, becoming welcomers, serving refreshments and even leading services. In order to be equipped for this ministry they need to have completed safeguarding training.

Despite working hard on their English, volunteers were keen to fully understand all the nuances of the training, and so were keen to receive training in their native language. One participant has volunteered to become an Arabic language safeguarding trainer for the diocesan team.

Becca Faal, Diocesan Strategic Lead for Safeguarding Training and Learning was at the first Persian language session.

She said, “Our new Persian-speaking volunteer, Yousef, translated the slides into Persian and was able to deliver the course to 6 people in Persian.

“It was a really positive experience and opened up discussions around safeguarding for children in schools and how the concept of safeguarding was different in the UK.”

If you are interested in training to lead safeguarding sessions via a language other than English, please contact Becca on ku.gr1716807852o.coi1716807852dsolg1716807852@laaf1716807852acceb1716807852

The Church of England approved Farsi Communion Liturgy is now available in a Farsi-English service booklet. This is a great resource for churches with Farsi-speaking attenders, a valuable resource for baptism, confirmation preparation and teaching the faith. Copies are available free of charge and with free postage from moc.1716807852oohay1716807852@pihs1716807852wolle1716807852fisra1716807852f1716807852phone/text 07843253700.


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