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Safeguarding for Birth Workers


Thank you for looking at the UK’s first Safeguarding for Birth Workers training.  Every Birth Matters is an education provider for antenatal educators and doulas.


The aim of this workshop is to help you develop an awareness of and the ability to act on concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people. All Doula's working with parents and their families can access this training to ensure that they are able to fulfil their role and responsibility to safeguard children and adults within families they are working with. This training can be updated once every three years in line with statutory guidance.


The activities have been created in a way for you to explore safeguarding, gain knowledge of your responsibility and increase confidence for dealing with any safeguarding concerns you may have.


I hope you never have to deal with a safeguarding concern, however if on the odd chance you do wouldn’t you want to know WHAT will be expected of you.  It is in your best interests that you are prepared for the IF occasion.  My course will help you

  • Safeguard yourself

  • Safeguard your business

  • Safeguard your client


Aim of the course;

To increase participants awareness with their responsibility for safeguarding practice and promoting children’s and adults welfare.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this session participants should be able to:



  • Understand the categories of child abuse and adult abuse

  • Referring a Safeguarding issue

  • Understand information sharing

  • Understanding consent

  • To know what assessment frameworks are used

  • Records that safeguard your practice

  • Maintain boundaries and complete risk assessments,

  • What to do if you suspect abuse is happening

  • Maintain effective record keeping safely

  • Ensure you have appropriate supervision and support.


Who is this training for:

Initially this workshop is for practitioners supporting women in pregnancy and birth, whether working In a paid or voluntary role with the family or organisation.  However if you are a holistic practitioner that goes into families homes and works with them in a group or one to one setting this course can be just as useful for you as you too have safeguarding responsibilities.  Please email me if you are not sure if this will be suitable for you.


What do I get from attending the course?

I have written the course so that it the materials are accessible and you can always come back to them to reflect should you need to.

Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive the following


Before the course;

  • Confirmation of your place

  • Pre course questionnaire


During the course;

  • Participant resource file

  • Handouts on the day

  • We will explore a range of scenarios during the session

  •  CPD Certificate.


After the course;

  • A range of electronic documents

  • Evaluation form

  • A range of resources for you to implement into your business practice

  • Every Birth Matters quarterly newsletter


What is the agenda for the session?

The session is delivered within 6.5 hours usually between 9.30am – 4.30pm.  The course cannot be cut short of this time frame.

We will explore the objectives using a range of activities such as;

  • Peer consultation

  • Group work

  • Pair work

  • Whole group discussions

  • Presentation

  • Feedback

  • Action plans


How can you book onto the course?

I have two ways you can book onto the course.

  1. You can select a course here to see if there is a course being help locally to you.


  2. If you are within a group of doulas/holistic practitioners within your region, you can book for me to come directly to you to deliver the course*, you can nominate someone to organise the booking and they will receive their place free.

If you are considering this option please contact me beforehand so I can discuss the arrangements of this. 

* Must be a minimum of 8 participants.


If you are unsure or have further questions please contact me

Every Birth Matters has a teaching code of practice to ensure participants feel safe and comfortable to participate in the training session. Please see here EBM COP

Safeguarding is everyone's



07751 077755

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