Safeguarding children and adults

Course aims:

To assist churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task. This course is designed to equip attendees with the necessary tools to create robust safeguarding arrangements.

Who is it for?

This course will benefit all who work or volunteer directly with children, young people or adults such as; crèche workers, children and youth workers, counsellors, pastoral workers, street pastors, debt advisors, etc.  As a foundation level course it is designed to be accessed by anyone at any level of the safeguarding learning journey.

This course should be viewed as the first step before moving on to any of our advanced and specialist modules.

Course details:

This is a full day interactive programme delivered from 10am-4pm with a 45 minute break for lunch. Our professional and experienced trainer will use a range of methods to engage delegates from presentation slides to audio visual clips and small group exercises. The session is varied and delivered at a reasonable pace for those who are particularly new to safeguarding.

This course has four modules.

Module 1

Understanding the Safeguarding task

  • What is abuse and who are the perpetrators?
  • Developments in safeguarding and emerging themes
  • Developing a balanced approach to safeguarding
  • Understanding your unique role and responsibilities
  • Statutory definitions of abuse

Module 2

Signs, Indicators and Effects of Abuse

  • Who is an adult at risk of harm?
  • Understanding the Care Act 2014
  • Signs and indicators of abuse in children and adults
  • Grooming and the power of secrets
  • Exploring additional factors (race and culture, long-term effects, forgiveness)

Module 3

Taking action

  • Understanding your church/organisation and their responsibilities
  • The role of the Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Responding to concerns or suspicions of abuse
  • Responding to a disclosure of abuse
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the statutory authorities

Module 4

Safer Practices

  • Adopting effective policies and procedures
  • Establishing codes of conduct
  • Managing those who may pose a risk
  • Principles of safer recruitment
  • Training and supporting workers


We are currently not hosting face to face training. This course is available as a webinar, to see our full range click here.

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