Essential Awareness of Safeguarding Children and Young People

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Face to Face classroom style

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


Duration: 3 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 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

  • 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 -
  • I thought the session was really good. It was so helpful to approach safeguarding from a biblical perspective. It felt very different from school safeguarding sessions but in a good way. I thought it was good that Paul took time over explaining the spectrum of safeguarding and what that might look like in the context of the local church.

    - Swindon primary school teacher & church youth worker -
  • You have helped us to think about safeguarding in our own church context. Brilliant training , thank – you!

    - Cheshire Church -
  • Really pleased to be working with you. Huge thanks for all you represent and continue to do.

    - York Church -
  • I hate process. It bores me stiff. But! Paul’s conveying that pruning away into appendices that morass of stuff most people in safeguarding seem to love to wallow in, is………..healthy! and the need is to focus on practicalities, changed a sceptic into a convert. Wish evangelism was as simple! Keep on keeping on.

    - Charity Trustee -

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