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

  • We always thought local authorities were like “big brother”. You’ve helped us to understand why we need to have all these measures in place, never realised we needed risk assessments doing.

    - Derbyshire Church -
  • You are so professional, personable and approachable.

    - Birmingham Church -
  • I have been really surprised at how quick and easy it has been to get all our volunteers DBS checked. I keep thinking I've missed something as it can't be that easy! Thanks so much for all your help and answers to silly questions :)

    - Options Wimbledon -
  • Thanks Paul and Sue - A very useful session. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity structure and huge content of the course, careful to concentrate on the matter in hand and not be distracted by peripheral issues. Super ability to take and give answers to questions on the fly. Crystallising many things I have thought but not known for sure. Helping me be sure about the difference between safeguarding concern, allegation, whistleblowing and complaint. and the different ways to work out about a threshold having been crossed or not and then what to do. Excellent.” Church Leader

    - Church Leader on Responding Well to Allegations Course -
  • 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 -

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