We Discover. We Grow.

Our safeguarding training ensures that volunteers offer girls a safe space where they can have fun, learn and grow

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. Because we know that when girls feel safe, they feel brave enough to do things they never thought they could. That’s why we’ve updated our A Safe Space training.

The new training will help you:

  • Understand your role in safeguarding and what to do
  • Recognise potential safeguarding issues
  • Understand our safety and safeguarding policies
  • Chat to others about what to do
  • Answer your questions

There are four levels of training. All volunteers will need to do Level 1 unless you’ve done A Safe Space training in the last three years. The previous A Safe Space training is equivalent to Level 1 and 2 of this training.

A Safe Space training

A Safe Space, Level 1 – An introduction
For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts and parent helpers, peer educators and young leaders including those doing the Young Leader qualification (age 14+).

A Safe Space, Level 2 – Creating a safe space
For leaders, assistant leaders, unit helpers, leaders in training, young leaders including those doing the Young Leader qualification, peer educators and those that are doing level 3 and 4.

A Safe Space, Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action
For anyone leading a team of adults, leaders in charge (or at least one leader per unit with module four of the Leadership qualification), mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors and those doing level 4.

A Safe Space, Level 4 – Managing concerns, allegations and disclosures

For all commissioners, designates, deputies and those sharing a role, trainers delivering A Safe Space, safeguarding leads and A Safe Space advisers. Level 4 resources will be available in Spring 2018.

County Training Co-ordinator

Email: training@cheshireforest.org.uk

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