Safe Space Trainings
There are a large number of Safe Space trainings available to book on the Girlguiding North West England website. These are currently all taking place via Zoom.
If you are not sure which level of training you require for your role, please click here to check: Safe Space Roles
A Safe Space, Level 1 – An introduction
For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts, peer educators and young leaders.
People visiting units more than once should be asked to complete the Level 1 A Safe Space training. As we cannot log or enforce this training until someone is a registered volunteer on GO there is no need to ask for proof of completion.
People visiting a unit once do not need to be asked to complete the Level 1 A Safe Space training but if returning, please do ensure they are aware of the importance of understanding and implementing our safeguarding practice.
A Safe Space, Level 2 – Creating a safe space
For leaders, assistant leaders, unit helpers, leaders in training, young leaders, peer educators, those attending residential events and those that need level 3 and 4.
A Safe Space, Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action
For anyone leading a team of adults, at least one leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training), 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 Level 4, safeguarding leads and A Safe Space advisers. There may be volunteers in other roles that may find this useful, for example, contingent management/support teams leading a national contingent to international events.
Level 4 resources are available to all trainers and those attending the Level 4 training. To access them please liaise with your commissioner, A Safe Space trainer, trainer coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After you’ve done the training
Your GO record will show you’ve done it and six months before it is due to expire you will be sent a reminder that you need to redo the training. Levels 1-3 need redoing every three years and every five years for Level 4, to make sure everyone is up to date and able to keep safeguarding and spotting concerns at the front of their mind.
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