Safeguarding in Befriending

Welcome to Safeguarding in Befriending. This course was designed due to a high level of requests from our membership. We understand that often these requests for further support come from an organisation facing barriers, difficulties or just realising a greater need. Our Safeguarding course is built to allow a development of knowledge and understanding for both volunteers and staff members. 

As you will see in the materials, we have provided information to act as guidance for coordinators on writing/updating their safeguarding policy but we have also added materials to guide a befriender on understanding safeguarding, it's purpose and how to action it. 

To complete this course you must read the information, upload your organisation's safeguarding policy and complete two quizzes: one reflecting on your reading and one reflecting on how you personally would handle scenarios.

You will be registered on to Moodle to complete the work online. You are given three weeks access to complete this work which will then be graded by Befriending Networks. You will be issued your certificate of completion once all work has been graded.