Volunteer Centre

Safeguarding Courses

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic no courses are being run at present.

If you wish to be informed when courses are being run please email [email protected]

Course Information:

This short awareness course is designed for those who need an awareness of safeguarding in the roles they undertake. It is suitable for those who have contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults in their working environment including voluntary work and is suitable for GP and Dental Practices, Schools, Colleges and other educational establishments, Visitor Attractions, sports and youth clubs, charitable and voluntary and any other business or organisation that comes into contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

This course focuses on the individuals role in the safeguarding process, recognition of the characteristics of different of abuse etc., how to respond to a disclosure, what to do, and what not to do, and how adults can protect themselves from allegations and complaints. This course is not designed for those who have managerial responsibility for the safeguarding process.

The training which can be tailored for each workplace or situation is usually between 2 and 4 hours class room time and includes interactive breakout sessions. To be awarded the attendance certificate delegates must attend and fully participate in the course.

Objectives for the course:

  • What is safeguarding ( Definition of a vulnerable adult, child and the basic law in the UK regarding reporting and the responsibility of the organisation in protecting clients, staff and their reputation )
  • Why is it important to this charity? (How do I safeguard myself, the service users and the charity?)
  • What do I need to look out for?
  • Who do I report to if I identify a safeguarding risk?
  • Summary of the safeguarding policy and procedure for this charity and the details of the designated safeguarding lead and procedures to be followed
  • Know how to act and specific risks in my role


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund