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Basic Awareness Child Protection Training 

Somerset Youth and Community Service are now able to offer the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) accredited Basic Awareness Child Protection half day course, free of charge. This course is suitable for all staff (paid and voluntary) who work in youth clubs and we recommend that all staff undertake it. The learning outcomes for the course are that, by the end of the session, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the current legislation for safeguarding children and how this links to child protection history
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused
  • Be able to name the four categories of abuse
  • Have a clear understanding of safeguarding roles and responsibilities
  • Be able to respond appropriately in a case study activity
  • Have considered safer working practices

Participants will recieve an LSCB certificate at the end of the training. The course takes about 3½ hours.



How to access this training 



General training sessions 


Training sessions are available as detailed below, places are limited so please book as soon as possible.  Click here to download a booking form.

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016, 9.30 am - 1 pm - Holway Centre, Taunton
  • Saturday 24th September 2016, 1.30 pm - 5 pm - Milford Community Hall, Yeovil
  • Tuesday 6th December 2016, 6 pm - 9.30 pm - Victoria Park Community Cenetre, Bridgwater 


Club specific training session


We are also offering to train individual staff teams, at times to suit them. If more than six staff, who work in open door, universal youth club settings want this training, we will come out to you to deliver it. You provide the venue and any refreshments, we provide the training!  


To book this training, or find out more, please contact :


Zara Scott-Davies (01823 349854 / 07919 540738 /


Kirstie Brown (01823 349853 / 07899 700170 /


If you are not able to make it to a general training sessions and there aren't enough people in your club for a club specific training session, just email and we will try and match you up with another club or clubs in the same position for joint training.


PLEASE NOTE: For those who are the Child Protection Officer / Safeguarding Lead for their club, we recommend the full day 'Introduction to Child Protection' course run by the LSCB. Please click here for more information.