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: 17 January 2022

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 You may have your membership withdrawn if you do not complete the levels you need.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. 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.

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.

This link is only for Girlguiding members. If you're not a member and need to do A Safe Space level 1, see the section below.

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. You do not need to have received your welcome email to log in to the platform.

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.

Level 1 if you're not a member

If you've been asked to complete A Safe Space level 1 and you're not a guiding member, or you're a member of the Trefoil Guild, you can complete the e-learning here.

What next?

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

Go to Level 2