A fun game with a serious safeguarding message

Youthscape has produced a new creative resource that is designed to be fun and interesting while also helping churches and organisations think seriously about their approach to safeguarding.

Safe? is aimed primarily at anyone working with teenagers and is designed to help them recognise where abuse is occurring or where youngsters might be at risk. 

The resource is intended for small group use and presents them with hypothetical safeguarding scenarios that they need to work through together as they weigh up the best response. 

The aim is to help them spot the signs of abuse in situations where a disclosure has not yet been made.

As the fictional case study is built up, team members will need to decide whether the young person is a safeguarding concern and how they should respond. 

"It's an ideal refresher for those who've already completed safeguarding training and need to remind themselves what to look out for, and it's a great way to get teams discussing safeguarding issues without having to talk about sensitive cases," said Youthscape. 

The resource has been produced in partnership with independent Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight, formerly CCPAS.

Martin Saunders, Youthscape deputy CEO said: "This is one of the best things we've done. Every church should have a copy of this - I know I'm biased but we made it with Thirtyone:eight because we care passionately about keeping young people safe."

Safe? costs £20.00 and is available to buy from the Youthscape website