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11 February 2014

Safeguarding awareness online training

    The Scout Association’s Safeguarding Awareness training is an online alternative to face-to-face training. This has been designed using the objectives and training material used by safeguarding awareness trainers.


Before completing this training

Before completing this training you must discuss and agree with your line manager (Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner, County/Area/Region Commissioner) or your local training team, that you will complete your ongoing learning requirement using the online training. We advise that people alternate the method they opt for, so if you completed the online version for your last review, you should attend a face to face training session for the next. If you complete the training without informing your line manager they may decide not to accept it.  

Who should complete the training?

The training is available to anyone who wants to complete it. However, it is primarily aimed at volunteers who need to complete their ongoing mandatory training for review. New volunteers should complete Module 1: Essential Information. For general guidance on using elearning visit here   The online version may not be appropriate for some appointees, for example, individuals with specific learning needs or the sight impaired. As it is only available online, you need to make sure you have good access to the internet. The system requirements are as follows:
  • Computer with internet browser
  • Standard broadband internet connection
  • Flash Player 9 or equivalent
  • Audio facilities (speakers or headphones).
If you do not feel comfortable using the online tools, it may be this method is not right for you.


Safeguarding Awareness online training

There are four sections with in the training:
  1. Introduction
  2. What is abuse?
  3. Bullying
  4. Our role, your responsibilities
At the end you will be able to complete the final section ‘What would you do?’ Once completed, this allows you to print off a certificate.


Before you start.

The training will take approximately one hour and you need to do it all in one go. You will need a printer to print off the certificate.     Click here to enter ‘Safeguarding Awareness online training’