Safeguarding Training and Resources

Welcome to the YWAM Scotland Safeguarding training module. This is required for all volunteer staff serving with YWAM Scotland and should be reviewed every year. Policy and procedure updates may be more frequent.

To complete the training, you will need to follow the steps below. Please follow the order of the steps but you may complete it at your own pace and even over a few days. Remember to submit the form saying you have completed the module and agree to follow the safeguarding policy of YWAM Scotland.

As you work with children and youth, don’t forget to revisit this page to download resources to plan your events and keep the CPAT team informed of your activities.

You may need access to a printer to print out the policy, and a pen to take notes.


the steps are on the right

Step 1
Watch the intro video

Step 2
Watch the NSPCC video – Are they safe?

Step 3
Read the YWAM Scotland Child Protection Policy

Step 4
Return the form

Step 5
Come back to this page for refreshers and to download the events form when working with children.

Thank you for playing an important role in keeping vulnerable people safe!

Step 1

Why is safeguarding important? Watch the NSPCC video:

<1 minute

Step 2

Watch the NSPCC video – Are they safe?

This training video helps provide a context and awareness of safeguarding issues. It was produced by the NSPCC.

12 minutes

Step 3

Find out more

In Scotland, we are part of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups or PVG scheme (the video above talks of CRB checks). Work or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults may be “regulated work” for which the PVG scheme provides background checks. Our policy will reference these checks as disclosures or PVG checks, the Scottish terminology. Disclosure Scotland and the Scottish Government explain the PVG scheme here: Read the PVG Scheme Guide

3 pages

Download, open/print and read the Child Protection Policy.

24 pages

Step 4

Download/print, sign and return the Self Declaration form to your team leader or orientation leader.

4 pages

Step 5

Use these resources as you work with children through the year. Return the forms to the CPAT team.

For regular work with children & youth, to be completed by your team annually:

For each event for children or when childcare provision is provided:

A handy reference guide to refresh your training and to share with volunteers:

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