Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do in Girlguiding and our volunteers share an important responsibility to protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of our members. The A Safe Space training helps our Leaders to create an environment where everyone can be safe whilst having fun and enjoying the great Guiding experiences which we offer.
By the end of 2020, all volunteers are required to have the correct level of A Safe Space training for their role and Girlguiding has set a target of at least 90% of volunteers having completed their training by the end of 2019. As a Region we are still a fair way from reaching Girlguiding's target, although compared with national figures we are making good progress. We would of course like to keep this up and to improve the figures for Levels 1 and 2.
Click here to check the A Safe Space training required for your role - this applies to all the roles you hold. Your local Commissioner will have details of the trainings which are available in your area. Please note that Leaders who completed the previous A Safe Space training equivalent to Levels 1-2 (before September 2017) will be required to renew their training before December 2020, and A Safe Space Levels 1-3 must be renewed every three years.
Click here to go to the Level 1 e-learning module (this takes approximately 20 minutes to complete).
This level can also be completed by attending a face-to-face training. Go to our Events Booking Site for information on the Region's trainings.*
Click on the link to go to the Level 2 e-learning module. This takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This training can also be completed by attending a face-to-face training. Click here to go to our Events Booking Site for information on the Region's trainings.*
Click here to go to the Level 3 e-learning module (this takes approximately 25 minutes to complete).
Click here to go to our Events Booking Site for information on the Region's Level 3 trainings.
Click here to go to our Events Booking Site for information on the Region's Level 4 trainings.
Recognised Prior Learning
There is no recognised prior Safeguarding learning and experience available for Levels 1, 2 and 4, as the content covered in these levels explains specific Girlguiding approaches to Safeguarding.
For Level 3, complete the form - and return this to Julie Brown at Region Office. You must be professionally qualified and actively employed in one of the child, young person or adult related professions and have attended external training as part of your job role. Your role must include decision-making responsibility around handling a Safeguarding allegation or disclosure. In addition, you must have up-to-date Levels 1 and 2 and have completed the Level 3 e-learning module.
Remember to complete the SurveyMonkey at the end of each e-learning session so that your GO record is updated and check that your record reflects the training you have undertaken. For Levels 2 and 3, both parts need to be recorded on GO before you will be accredited with the training.
*The Region is offering a combined face-to-face training for Levels 1 and 2 - click here to go to the Events Booking Site where you will find more information.