Safer Programme

The Safer Programme provides advice, information and training on all aspects around safeguarding children, child protection, policies and procedures, primarily to the voluntary and community sector, but also to the statutory and private sector.

What do we get if we join?

The cost of membership is £30, £40 or £50 a year depending on your group or organisation’s annual income. For groups with an annual income of under £250,000 it is £30 a year, for those with an annual income of £250,000-£500,000 it is £40 a year and if a group’s annual income is more than £500,000 a year Safer membership will cost £50 a year. Your membership includes:

  • Access to a comprehensive resource pack containing everything a group needs in respect of safeguarding children including a version designed with Active Norfolk specifically for sports groups
  • Access to the Safer Programme Coordinator for tailored advice and information
  • Two free training places at introduction level every three years and 20% off the cost of Core Programme, Reflecting and Refreshing and Safer Recruitment Training
  • Regular free bitesize workshops for members
  • Updated information on legislation, guidance, policies and procedures through our monthly newsletter and our Facebook group which can be joined here
  • A free check on your policies and procedures in order to gain a Safer Certificate annually.

The Safer Sport and Activities Offer has been developed between Active Norfolk and the Safer Programme. We have developed a pack that provides advice, information and training on all aspects around safeguarding children, child protection, policies and procedures for Sports groups.

How do I become a member?

It’s simple. Fill in this new member form and email or post it to or the address on the form. We will then give you access to the Safer Pack and its documents.

What sort of training do you offer?

We are offering a mix of face to face and online training via Zoom and all of these courses can be booked via our booking system below:

  • Introduction to Child Protection Training
  • Core Programme Training
  • Reflecting and Refreshing Training
  • Designated Safeguarding Person Training
  • Safer Recruitment Training
  • Introduction to e-Safety

All applicants must be over 18 years of age.

What level of training do I need?

For those that come into contact with children and have a duty to report concerns you would need our basic level Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training. For those that have specific responsibility for safeguarding children in your organisation you would need our Designated Safeguarding Person Training (Introduction to Safeguarding Children to be completed first). For those that have responsibility for contributing to assessments on children and families, and may be asking to be part of the child protection plan, you would need our Core Programme training. If you have completed Core Programme or Designated Safeguarding Person within the last 3 years you can further develop your safeguarding knowledge by completing our Reflecting and Refreshing Training.  For those with responsibility for recruiting in your organisation would need our Safer Recruitment Training. If you need any advice on which level training you need please do not hesitate to contact us.

How much is training?

This depends on which course you enrol on. Mixed introductory level safeguarding children training including designated safeguarding person and e-safety is £15 per person for members, £30 per person for non members. For core programme level including reflecting and refreshing and safer recruitment courses the price is dependent on the size of your group/club/organisation. For more information on training costs click here.

How do I book training?

For individual places for our mixed courses please click on the link below to access our on-line booking system. If you have any problems with this online system please call us on 01603 228966

Click here to access our Safer Programme booking system

To book safeguarding training if you work in an Early Years setting, please visit the Early Years and Childcare Training page for more information.

Can you deliver training at our organisation?

Of course. For our introductory level courses we can come to you any day of the week or any time of the day to suit you. For small voluntary and community sector organisations this can be as little as £12.50 per person with a £185 minimum charge. For other organisations and prices please contact the Safer Programme for a quote.

For higher level courses such as Core Programme, Reflecting and Refreshing and Safer Recruitment a price is available on request. We are more than happy to deliver courses any day of the week to suit you. On all courses we can accommodate up to 25 people face to face and 20 people online.

How do I book a dedicated session?

Please fill in this dedicated session request form and email us at For any queries you may also phone us on 01603 228966 and we’ll be happy to help you with your questions.

How do we contact you?

You can email us at
You can phone us on 01603 228966 or 01603 223409.
You can write to us at: Safer Programme, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DL

Who are we?

Gemma Hampton – Safer Programme Co-ordinator
Helen Stubbs, Safer Programme Business Support Executive Lead
Diane Cook, Safer Programme Business Support Officer

Useful Documents

Click here for useful documents for Voluntary and Community Groups and Parents and Carers.

Safer Training Dates

Spring Training Dates 2023 – Introduction to Safeguarding Children Course
Designated Safeguarding Person, Safer Recruitment & E-Safeguarding Training 2022-23
Core Programme and Reflecting & Refreshing Training 2022-23

Annual Report & Business Plan

Safer Business Plan 2021 -2024
Safer Annual Report 2022
Safer Annual Report 2021