The Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta together with the Faculty for Social Wellbeing and the Safeguarding Commission of the Church in Malta, are launching a Certificate in Safeguarding of Children and Young People (opening October 2020). The applications are now open.
The certificate is offered on a part-time basis (evening) and is spread over two semesters. The certificate is recommended for those working, or wishing to work, with children and young people, particularly those involved in education, social or care work, voluntary work, pastoral ministry, sports and other recreational activities. The one-year programme consists of class lectures, online sessions and field observation. The objectives of the course are:
- to introduce participants to the standards and main areas of concern regarding safeguarding of children and young people;
- to equip candidates with the basic knowledge and skills to promote the wellbeing of minors, recognise and respond effectively to the signs of abuse, and understand the depth of traumas caused by abuse;
- to present participants with the key principles of self-care and the fundamental ethical and legal obligations for those working with children and young people.
For more information or to apply, please call on 23402767 or click here.
The certificate is one of the courses which qualify for the bursaries scheme offered by the Foundation for Theological Studies of the Archdiocese of Malta, to encourage more individuals to engage in theological and pastoral studies within the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Foundation is offering ten bursaries, which fall under these criteria:
- bursaries of €300 for applicants of Certificate in the Safeguarding of Children and Young People
- bursaries of €800 for applicants of Diploma in Religious Studies
- bursaries of €2,000 for applicants of B.A. (Hons.) in Theology (part-time), M.A. in Religious Studies, M.A in Theology, M.A. in Spirituality and M.A. in Spiritual Companionship.
Applications for the bursaries close on 1st October 2020. Click here for more details.