For Workers and Group Leaders

If you are considering or already planning to bring a group to 3Generate 2019, there is information for you on this page and there are videos on 3GenTV to help you, for example, to find out more about Pontins. Information for children and youth leaders looking to bring their group to 3Generate 2019  is now available too.

In addition, here are some other links that may be of interest:

  • About 3Generate covers general details about the event
  • 2018 information (including accommodation) can be found on the 3Generate 2018 page and this may be helpful while we get everything ready for 2019
  • booking related details are on How to book 
  • news and information is on the Sneak Peek page, with documents on 3Generate Forms
  • those wishing to explore the manifesto, use the 3Generate Local resource pack or find out more about hearing the voice of children and young people, should visit the Agents of Change pages
  • details about the Youth President and Youth Reps can also be found within the 3Generate section of the website - please encourage your group members to find out more about these roles, help them understand what they will be voting for in the 3Generate elections and perhaps inspire some to apply!

Leaders' Days - 2019 dates announced

Information days for leaders are held across the country. As well as updates about the event (including Safeguarding) and how to complete yours and the children's details on the iKnow Church event management system, we will focus on enabling your 8-23s to engage with the event, with the manifesto and to make the most of this opportunity to share what matters to them with the wider church. 

The Leaders' Day of Saturday 8 June in Birmingham was moved to Saturday 12 October.

The  complete list of dates for 2019 are:

All Leaders' Days will commence at 11am and finish at 3pm. More information and booking links will follow. 

These information days include details about the event and the site, expectations of leaders, safeguarding and accommodation allocation and a PDF of last year's booklet can be downloaded from the Forms page for reference.

To register as a leader and/or to book for the Leaders' Days, please click on the button below:

Register leaders attending with your group and confirm attendance at Leaders' Days

Bringing your group to 3Generate

Firstly, thank you for undertaking this – we are looking forward to welcoming you, your fellow leaders and the members of your group.

The expectation is that each group will bring sufficient leaders to care for their number of under-18s:

  • each group will have a minimum of two leaders
  • for larger groups a ratio of one leader to six children/young people aged under 18 will be required
  • mixed gender groups will need at least one male and one female leader.

When registering, each group will require one "Group Leader" who will act as a main contact. Although in reality the leaders within the group may share responsibilities equally, for the purposes of establishing a main contact person for each group, please choose one person to act as the Group Leader (don’t worry this can be changed).

We understand that some churches may not have sufficient Youth / Children's Leaders / Workers and in some cases none, however, adults appointed through the safer recruitment process and in possession of a current DBS certificate covering "Regulated Activity" may be appointed for the purpose of the event. All adults attending the event will need to have been recruited within their local context via a process of safer recruitment and should attend 3Generate with the agreement of their minister or Circuit Superintendent. Details about safer recruitment can be found further below.

Further details about the under-18 /leader ratio

3Generate has been designed to be an event where youth and children’s leaders can bring along their own groups, be accommodated close to them and care for them throughout the weekend. There is no provision for adults to attend the event other than in the role of a leader with a group or as a contributor or as a member of the Delivery Team (staff and volunteers).

The ratio above of 1 leader for every 6 under-18s for groups with more than 12 under-18s, a minimum of 2 leaders and ensuring mixed groups have at least 1 male and 1 female leader, has been designed to ensure sufficient care and supervision of our children and young people throughout the event. Generally, the ratio should not be exceeded. However, we understand that in some circumstances this may need to be the case so where this is required we encourage extra support to attend.

If your group consists of smaller groups joining together (a few churches within a circuit, for example) it is acceptable for the leaders to share responsibility across the wider group, especially if that helps with ensuring an appropriate gender mix of leaders.

Leader Responsibilities

Leaders (adults bringing groups to 3Generate) should be appointed/approved by their church, circuit or district.

Leaders will have overall responsibility for their group and will need to obtain the necessary dietary and medical information for the children and young people in their group and add this to our event management system (powered by iKnow Church) by Sunday 15 September.

All leaders need to update their own details and upload a scan or photo of their DBS certificate.

Leaders will need to obtain consent for each under-18 in their group – a form for this can be found on the Forms page or an existing local consent form may also be used. The consent form needs to be signed by parents/guardians/carers close to the date of the event. The signed parent/carer consent form should be retained by the the Group Leader and a copy brought to the event in case it needs to be referred to. It is also possible to upload a copy to the iKnow Church system if that suits leaders.

 

Safer recruitment

All leaders accompanying groups to 3Generate will need to have gone through a process of safer recruitment within their local church, circuit or district (including parents or carers attending with young people with additional needs).

By safer recruitment, we would expect each person attending as a leader or carer to have:

  • completed an application for their role in the church or as a 3Generate leader (including parents)
  • provided 2 referees from which satisfactory references have been received
  • been subject to a DBS check, including a barred list check for children (as this is “regulated activity” because of overnight care)
  • had an interview/discussion with a church leader.

DBS checks should be renewed at least every 5 years. Please refer to your church secretary or minister to organise or renew, if required.

Contact us

If there's anything else you'd like to know about 3Generate that isn't covered online, or if you need help with your booking, please contact us here: 3generate@methodistchurch.org.uk

 


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