Safeguarding For Volunteers (East Surrey)

Ref: C3745965

In this workshop we will look at what is meant by the term 'safeguarding' and 'adults at risk' and how to recognise the different forms abuse may take. We will also examine the key the laws and principles guiding the safeguarding process and will look at real life scenarios to explore safeguarding principles in practice. By the end of the workshop learners will have a clear understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities as a volunteer and an insight into the safeguarding process in Surrey.

Additional information about this course

This course is delivered in partnership with East Surrey College and is for anyone working as a volunteer or hoping to work as a volunteer and living in the East Surrey postcode areas of Merstham, Tandridge, Caterham, Banstead and Reigate, Mole Valley or Epsom and Ewell

Course aim

This workshop is for volunteers working with 'at risk adults'. It provides an introduction to safeguarding principles, how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what duties volunteers have with regards to reporting safeguarding concerns.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit:
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: and
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the terms 'safeguarding' and 'adult at risk'.
  • Name the different forms that abuse and neglect may take.
  • Identify the different signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Have a clear understanding of what responsibilities volunteers have regarding safeguarding.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It would be useful to have the safeguarding policy documents for the organisation your volunteer for.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Safeguarding For Volunteers (East Surrey)

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by East Surrey College

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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