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.

Who’s it for?

For all volunteers including occasional helpers, 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 You may have your membership withdrawn if you do not complete the levels you need.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. As we cannot log or enforce this training until someone is a registered
volunteer on GO there is no need to ask for proof of completion. 

People visiting a unit once do not need to be asked to complete the Level 1 A Safe
Space training but if returning, please do ensure they are aware of the importance of
understanding and implementing our safeguarding practice.

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 online.


If you are a member of the Trefoil Guild or you are not a member of Girlguiding, you will need to save a screenshot of the congratulations message to confirm completion.

Do the e-learning

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.

What next?

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

Go to Level 2