Essential Awareness of Safeguarding Children and Young People

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Face to Face classroom style

Duration: One day 9:30am - 16:30pm

Face to face 1/2 day refresh training 9:30am - 1pm


Duration: 3.5 hour face to face practical session + one online E-learning module

This face to face course is aimed at those who have either regular supervised or any form of unsupervised contact. This includes whether its regular or infrequent contact with children and young people.  This would certainly include Children and Youth Workers, Sunday School Teachers, Mentors or those involved in pastoral work with children and young people etc.

We can combine and Adults Safeguarding in the same session for you at an extra charge

Training content

The training is fully compliant with current government legislation and guidance, whilst maintaining a biblical focus. We cover the below in an interactive way to enable learning. We facilitate group discussion, and consider case studies to help understanding around where church, our outreach and ministries fit with safeguarding

We cover:

  • Biblical principles
  • Signs and indicators of abuse 
  • Definitions of the categories of abuse
  • When things concern you, what do you do? Who do you go to?
  • Recording and reporting harm about a child/young person 
  • Responsible reporting (whistleblowing)
  • Barriers to reporting concerns
  • Confidentiality and Information sharing
  • Supporting a healthy culture in church 
  • The Safeguarding Spectrum and thresholds for services 


Face to Face - When delivered on your premises to your team, the cost of the course for up to 25 people is £500 for a full day and £300 for a half day plus travel costs. 

Larger groups can be accommodated for an additional cost so please call us to discuss.  This cost includes all materials, resources, certificates etc.  Travel is charged from Loughborough, Leicestershire  (i.e. the return journey).

Online through on elf our event on EventBrite its £30.00 per person. Book here

For feedback on what churches have said about our training please refer to the scrolling comments on our webpages

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the training on Saturday. Not sure many people say that about safeguarding training! I found the online work and then the face to face session really helpful, informative and practical. I have come away with some practical things to look at in regard to our systems and also I feel more equipped to support my DSL.

    - Norwich Church -
  • The session was incredibly useful - informative and practical training for working out how to ensure good practice in a church context. Paul was engaging, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Such a useful two hours and I cannot recommend highly enough that all DSLs in a church context attend. An absolute bargain too!

    - Trinity West -
  • I’ve spent my career in social care, you explained the safeguarding spectrum in such a way that made so much sense for a church. You start where churches are at!

    - South Wales Church -
  • I thought Paul was really helpful, particularly in giving the biblical perspective. A good overview. It was helpful and great to have everything from a Christian perspective.

    - Swindon Church Member -
  • Thank you for all time you’ve spent talking us through our issue. We have felt supported all the way through a difficult process.

    - Yorkshire Church -

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