A Safe Space for under 18s

Explore A Safe Space if you're aged 10-17

Page last updated: 26 May 2022

When you step into a leadership role, or take on some of our permit opportunities, it’s important to understand how to make guiding A Safe Space.

If you're aged 10-17, you can explore what this means using our great activities. 

Creating safe spaces together for 10-13-year-olds 

If you’re a Rainbow or Brownie Helper, doing your Guide Camp Permit or aged 13 and volunteering with Girlguiding as part of an external award, for example, Duke of Edinburgh, then we have just the thing for you.  

You’ll go through some fun, interactive activity sheets with your leader. You’ll explore: 

  • How you can help other people feel safe around you. 
  • How to keep physical spaces safe. 
  • What to do if someone tells you something you’re worried about. 

You and your leaders can find all the tools you need here: 

A Safe Space 14-17-year-olds  

If you’re a young leader, peer educator, doing your Lead Away permit or doing your Duke of Edinburgh through Girlguiding, then our e-learning is what you need. It will take you through: 

  • Your role as a leader and the basics you need to know safety and how to plan for risks and deal with them when they come up unexpectedly. 
  • Safeguarding and knowing what to do when someone tells you something worrying.  

Find out how you can log onto the learning platform.   

This e-learning will stay in date until 120 days after your 18th birthday, when you’ll need to make sure you’re in an adult role in guiding and have completed one of our other A Safe Space courses, depending on what your role needs.  

What you’ll get out of it

Keeping yourself and others safe is the key to being a fantastic leader. This is a great way to find out ways to work in a team with the unit leaders to do this and gain useful skills for your CV at the same time.  

How can leaders support young people? 

For 10–13-year-olds, you’ll be checking the activities as they go, and helping steer them in the right direction. There is more information about this in the leaders’ guidance notes. 

For 14-17-year-olds, you can look through the course content on the learning platform, under Supporting young members to complete A Safe Space. This can’t be logged on GO, but is there to help you alongside some supporting information. It’s a good idea to have a conversation with these young people after the e-learning. You can find guidance about how to do this on that part of the learning platform.