Safeguarding children and young people

Course aims:

To assist churches, places of worship, and organisations to develop a broad and sound understanding of the safeguarding task specifically in relation to children and young people. 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 and young people such as crèche workers and children and youth workers.  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 half day interactive programme delivered over a morning/afternoon or as a two and a half hour webinar. Our professional and experienced trainers use a range of learning methods to engage delegates. 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

  • Signs and indicators of abuse in children
  • 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

Host this course

We offer the opportunity to host this course for up to 20 delegate at your own venue.  To find out more about hosting a course click here.

CPD Accreditation

This foundation course qualifies for CPD accreditation which means delegates attending can earn points which count towards their professional development.  You can find out more about CPD and how it benefits your workers here.


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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