Vicariate Support Teams (VSTs)

In October and November 2012, VST members were invited to  Briefing Sessions to provide them with the opportunity to understand and become familiar with the new Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Information Session materials.

VSTs were provided with a new Facilitator’s Training Pack which contains all of the necessary resources required for delivering the new information session.

Each VST was asked to deliver two sessions in each vicariate region, between January and June 2013, in the first instance. A review of  training will take place by the Safeguarding Office in July 2013.

PSCs were asked to undertake an audit of those staff and volunteers, in their parish, whose work brings them into contact with vulnerable adults and to make arrangements with their respective VST chair for agreeing dates for the training.

This is the first stage of the roll out of training.