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

  • You never compromised biblical truth, even when the subject matter was difficult and sensitive. Thank you!

    - London Church -
  • The system is great. I have previously used the platform from another provider and this is a big improvement. Setting up the applications is simple and the applicants get a straightforward journey through the process, which means people have been quick to get the form filled in and I have had to do much less chasing. The ID checking screen isn't the best layout, but it's straightforward enough to use once you have worked out what's where. Getting an email when the checks come back is a huge help. The assistance we have had from CSS in getting set up has been top notch - quick, professional and friendly.

    - Trinity Church Manchester -
  • “ CSS are tipping the whole thing upside down, who have upped the game so far as service to churches is concerned, we wonder what we have been doing for so long without this. We look back and think, why weren’t we told this before because we could have done so much better in the past.”

    - Manchester Church -
  • As a church we benefitted from the Essential Awareness for our volunteers, we now ask CSS back regularly for updates on a more of a themed training session.

    - Leicestershire Church -
  • Effective, diligent, knowledgable and adaptable

    - Samaritans Purse UK -

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