A Safe Space level 1 – An introduction

Find out how to keep girls safe so they can have fun and grow in a great environment.

Page last updated: 26 May 2022

Who’s it for?

For all volunteers including GO coordinators, home contacts, peer educators and young leaders.

Everyone needs to have the correct level of A Safe Space training for their role. You may have your membership withdrawn if you do not complete the levels you need.
Find out what happens if you haven't completed your training.


People visiting units more than once should be asked to complete the level 1 A Safe Space training. We cannot log this training until someone is a registered volunteer, so there's no need to ask for proof they've completed it.

People visiting a unit once do not need to complete any training, but they should be aware of the importance of our safeguarding practice.

What about under 18s?

You can find all the information you need on the A Safe Space for under 18s webpage.

You’ll learn about

  • A basic introduction to our safeguarding policy and processes
  • Your role and responsibility
  • Volunteer Code of Conduct – how we behave when in guiding
  • What to do if you have concerns about a member
  • Where to go to for help

What you need to do

Go to a training session OR complete the module one e-learning on our learning platform.

The link below will take you to the learning platform, if it’s your first time on the learning platform then click on the ‘need help logging in’ button to get instructions on how to set up your password.

If you're an enquirer, you need to first set up your GO account, there are instructions how to do this in your welcome email from Girlguiding. You’ll need to wait 24 hours before your learning platform account is activated.

Go to the learning platform

How long does it take?

  • E-learning: 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Training session: 60 to 90 minutes. Speak to your commissioner or country/region office to find out when the next session is.

If you're an enquirer you need to complete the e-learning on our learning platform so it can be added to your record. You’ll first need to set up your GO account following the instructions in your first email from us, then wait 24 hours to log in to the learning platform. We have guidance on how to use the learning platform to help you log in successfully. 

If you've been asked to complete A Safe Space Level 1 because you’re a staff member, you're a member of the Trefoil Guild, you’ve been asked to for any other reason or you simply want to know more about safeguarding complete the non-members e-learning. This training isn't for members or enquirers and can't be added to your GO record.

What next?

If you need it in your role, do A Safe Space, Level 2 - Creating a safe space.

Go to Level 2