A Safe Space training resources - in-person

Updated resources to use in your A Safe Space sessions

Page last updated: 1 December 2021

Deliver A Safe Space Levels 1-4 as in-person sessions

Check which levels of A Safe Space someone needs to complete in their roles. These resources are only for in-person sessions and shouldn't be used for webinar training.

What’s changed for 2021?

We reviewed all levels of A Safe Space and saw we need to add more information about health and safety. We also recognised that later levels should build on what is covered in levels 1 and 2.

We've added:

  • More health and safety content across all levels
  • Clarity that A Safe Space is not just safeguarding training, but covers all aspects of safe practice
  • Three key themes that go through all four levels; My role, Safety and Safeguarding
  • A new toolkit format for levels 3 and 4, meaning you can design and deliver sessions based on who's taking part. There's an example training plan for both of these levels
  • New scenarios to use in your sessions

What do I need to do?

When designing and delivering your session, take into consideration who is taking part. Is everyone renewing their training, or do you have some people taking it for the first time? This will help you choose which activities to use. 

Share all the key messages in the session and also afterwards, so everyone has a record of this.

You can keep using most of the resources you already have, we have not removed any of the scenarios only added new ones. So you can continue using the cards you have, along with other resources like signs and indicator cards or circles of safety posters.

Transitioning to the 2021 version

So you have time to look at the resources, prepare plans and get familiar with the new content, you don't have to start training with them straight away. There's a transition period when you can deliver training with either set of resources. By 7 September 2021 all sessions should be using the 2021 versions.

Gathering feedback

We'll be taking on board all feedback we get about these new resources, their content and the training delivery throughout the year and will review them an annual basis.

What this means is that if we find a similar concern or incident is being reported regularly, we can add this to the resources to make sure it's covered. Or if trainers need more information about an activity, we can add this as well as part of the annual review.

To share your feedback about the content please email [email protected]

Training resources

You can find slides, trainer’s guidance and other resources for the webinar content by contacting your country and region office.