Safeguarding in Befriending

Purpose of course:

Safeguarding in Befriending has been designed to provide guidance and support to befriending projects staff and volunteers where appropriate. This course is centred around good practice in safeguarding and understanding in the following key areas:

  • What is meant by the term Vulnerability and Abuse
  • Safeguarding guidance in Scotland, England and wales
  • How to recognise the types and indicators of harm and abuse
  • What you should do if you suspect that someone is being harmed

Duration and time:

There is work to be compelted prior to the zoom session. Please ensure you have availability to complete the work, as outlined below, prior to attending the zoom session. This course is designed to give participants time to consider guidance and scenarios and to come together as a group to have an interactive discussion on the topic.  

Please make sure you are available on Tuesday 23rd August, 11:00am to 12:30pm to join all participants for an interactive zoom session for 1.5hours. Want to attend but busy that day? This training event will run again in the future and you will have another opportunity to participate then. 

Assessment of Learning:

An email will be sent the week prior to the course (not including late bookings). To complete this course, participants must:

Read the Safeguarding in Befriending Resource Pack (approx. learning time 30 mins)
Read and consider the Safeguarding scenarios and reflective questions (approx. learning time 60 mins)
Attend online webinar to discuss safeguarding guidance and scenarios


Are you a member of Befriending Networks? Make sure to log in to ensure you get your membership discount. 

This course is £30 for member organisations 
This course is £40 for non-member organisations 




*Please note: we understand that circumstances may require a change of training dates. We allow you to defer once when we are given notice of at least 48hours prior to the start date. After this time, it is seen as a non-refundable cancellation. Please do check your diaries before committing to any dates.