Keeping Safe Presentation Ceremony


The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Keeping Safe Initiative along with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust held a joint presentation ceremony recently in Belfast City Hall to award certificates to newly qualified trainers.

This interagency initiative offers Child Protection training to staff, volunteers and parents who work with children and young people in community and voluntary organisations.

Michael Murray, Assistant Director of Children’s Services in the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust said “I would like to congratulate the new trainers and commend the excellent work of the Keeping Safe Partnership which plays a vital role in preventing child abuse and safeguarding children in our communities”.

The Keeping Safe initiative has thirty trainers providing free, accessible training to all community and voluntary organisations. The partnership is made up of the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, Volunteer Now, Lisburn and Castlereagh, North Down and Ards and Newry, Mourne and Down Councils, Fire & Rescue Service and several community groups including Atlas and Kilcooley Women’s Centre, Resurgam Trust, Ascert, Downpatrick Surestart and County Down Rural Community Network.

Pictured Left to Right:

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust trainers and speakers:

Michael Murray (Assistant Director Children’s Services), Jim Baird (Councillor-Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council), Emma Hunter ( North Down and Ards Council), Tracey Harrison (Killcooley Women’s Centre), Sandra Adair (Volunteer Now), Lisa Dumigan, Alan Walmsley ( Assistant Chief Fire Officer), Pauline Gunson( Downpatrick Surestart) and Rory Dumigan.


Pictured Left to Right,Speakers and trainers with Lord Mayor and Councillor Jim Baird :

Michael Murray (Assistant Director Children’s Services, South Eastern HSC Trust) Councillor Jim Baird, (Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council), Brian Kingston Belfast Lord Mayor), Jim Currie, John Growcott (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), Sandra Adair (Volunteer Now), Alison Prentic, Alan Walmsey (Assistant Chief Fire Officer), Pauline Gunson (Lead Family Worker Downpatrick Surestart)