About Safe-guarding.co

Looking for help with safeguarding or child protection?

Our training, workshop and consultancy services will give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with safeguarding issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively.

Drawing on our knowledge, skills and experience, our safeguarding experts will work with you to identify clear steps you can take to help your staff and organisation keep children, adults and families safe.

Our training and consultancy services are designed around experience and current best practice consistent with UK legislation and guidelines. We offer the opportunity to learn through discussion and explore policy and decision-making in a supportive environment to empower you with confidence.

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Safe-guarding.co Award Winner 2022 & 2023

Fiona Lee of Safe-guarding.co is the winner of ‘Best Supporting Act’ in the West Country Women Awards 2022, “Thank you very much for this honour. I am deeply moved by this recognition from the West Country Women Awards.” Safe-guarding.co is the Best Child Protection Training Provider in the Southern Enterprise Awards 2023.

Practical and proven

We’re proud to be highly qualified and experienced specialists in safeguarding children and adults in Social care, Healthcare and Education. Our team have a practical background gained from many years experience and current best practice consistent with UK legislation and guidelines. We offer the opportunity to learn through discussion and explore policy and decision-making in a supportive environment to empower you with confidence.


We’ve helped hundreds of people


Over 25 years of quality service


Award-winning & rated ‘excellent’


CPD Certified Provider

Fiona Lee

Fiona Lee is the Managing Director of Safe-guarding.co, the safeguarding training and consultancy company.  Fiona has over 25 years + of experience in safeguarding children and adults working with clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors across the UK.

She is a highly qualified trainer supported by associates who are specialists in safeguarding children and adults in Health, Education, Social Care and the Police.  Since starting her own business in 2015, she has written and delivered a wide variety of safeguarding children and adult courses across the UK to a huge variety of agencies, inclusive of health, education, police, charities, volunteer sector, sports associations, Foster care agencies, safeguarding Children Boards, Safeguarding Adults Boards, Housing Associations, etc.  She has also provided consultancy advice to companies including of reviewing and writing safeguarding policies and procedures.

With a background in policing as Detective Constable, General CID and also HQ Trainer and Child Protection Team Member, Fiona’s training provides clients with everyday cases and scenarios in order to correlate theory-based learning with practical, relatable content.

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John Trott

John Trott is an associate of Safe-guarding.co. John is an experienced Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Chair, Child Learning Panel Review Chair, member of the HMIC National Working Group for Domestic Abuse, and the Brighton and Hove MARAC.

He is an experienced investigator having served as a detective within Devon and Cornwall Police for 28 years, retiring as a Detective Chief Inspector in charge of the Cornwall Public Protection Unit. During that time he was responsible for the prevention and investigation of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, child, and safeguarding adult abuse. He was the Force Lead for Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Safeguarding Adults at Risk and a member of the Local Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Board.

John is an accredited Senior Investigating Officer thereby enabling him to lead serious investigations up to and including homicide. He is also an accredited Interview Advisor and also an experienced Hostage and Crisis Negotiator and Coordinator.

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Safe-guarding.co is a local business with a national reach and a proud record of corporate social responsibility and community engagement. We love where we live. Our community involvement includes sponsorship, financial support, giving in kind and volunteering in the South West region.  We are currently working with various community groups including those featured here. If you would like more information please contact us >>

Latest News

ICON Awareness

ICON awareness week is to raise awareness of infant crying and how to cope to support parents/carers and prevent serious injury, illness and even death >

Reporting and Investigation of Rape and Sexual Offences

Operation Soteria is a national project and operating model to ensure that investigations are victim centred, suspect focused and context led >


Time and time again in my work with services and agencies of all types, I hear quoted that the perpetrator did not use violence, threaten the victim or abusive in any way and therefore the victim was not being stalked. Rubbish! >

West Country Women

I was delighted to be invited to celebrate being a West Country Women Award-winner recently and share my experiences on a Podcast and with the BBC >

Understanding Unidentified Adults

The term ‘Unidentified Adults’ refers to an adult who agencies are not aware of, or not engaging with. They could be living within a household where children live or with someone who has regular contact with children >>

The Reality of Dignity in Care

Mum recently passed away and I felt the need to write this blog. Her care in hospital was very concerning, so-much-so that I worked hard to get her discharged into our own private care at home >>

Starting University

In order to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to start university as a bereaved teen we invited a young person to tell her story first-hand >>

Why Learner Feedback is Important

Why learner feedback is so important in safeguarding training courses and workshops and how we can evaluate L&D impact >

The Danger of Incels

Why are Incels and the Manosphere a danger to others (and to themselves) and how can we proactively identify concerns? >

What our clients say

Excellent4.9Gillian W.Gillian W. ★★★★★ Fiona has been delivering adult and children's safeguarding service to our teams . I personally can say she delivers excellent training, she is so informative and receives great feedback from all staff. In particular one of our Consultants has fed back that this is the best training they have ever received. On of our corporate leads has stated- It was an excellent course.The course was delivered on Teams ,Fiona provided a good balance of presentation ,group work and discussion.She explained everything clearly and was able to demonstrate application with case studies.I would highly recommend this training.From a planning perspective the communication and flexibility of Fiona to work around our needs has been excellent in enabling us to plan and organise.Lisa S.Lisa S. ★★★★★ The training was pitched perfectly for my role as Headteacher and DSL. There was a balance of presenter talk, relevant and informative slides and break out rooms. All tasks were realistic and relevant with great professional conversation. The training was followed up with useful resources and updates which have saved me time searching. I would highly recommend Fiona - The best safeguarding training I have attended. Thank you!Response from the ownerThanks for your great feedback. Much appreciated Alison W.Alison W. ★★★★★ I have known Fee Lee for many years as we served together in the same police force. I have been her student and also worked along side her as a trainer. Fee’s knowledge in sexual offence investigations was outstanding and she went above and beyond her role to improve police response to victims.Fee excelled further in Child Protection and is an expert in Safeguarding.I have recently attended some of Fee’s training sessions - she remains extremely passionate about her work and this shines through in her training delivery. She is friendly and engaging and her training is current, practical and realistic. I have no hesitation in recommending Fee.Response from the ownerThank-you for your wonderful recommendation. We are very grateful for your support over the years. Tracy D.Tracy D. ★★★★★ I have both worked with and received training by Fiona who I respect tremendously. She is highly experienced, approachable, professional and her knowledge of her subject area is second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending safe-guarding.coResponse from the ownerThanks for the review and recommendation. Very kind of you. Angela R.Angela R. ★★★★★ Fiona is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field of safeguarding. She offers sound opinions and advice based on practical examples and solutions which really helps. She’s a friendly safeguarding expert. Her advice in operating sports clubs has been brilliant. I have no hesitation in recommending her.Response from the ownerThanks for your review, happy to help support! Christina K.Christina K. ★★★★★ Fiona from Safe-guarding.co is clearly knowledgable and passionate about her subject. She uses her past experiences from Health, Police and ‘life’ to bring relevant anecdotes to the course which keeps it interesting and relatable. I really enjoyed the workshops with perspectives from other professionals.Response from the ownerThank you for your kind words and lovely review. It is much appreciated. david C.david C. ★★★★☆ very good safeguarding teaching. Lots new to learnResponse from the ownerThank-you for your feedback David - much appreciated. Juh C.Juh C. ★★★★★ I enjoyed working with Fiona at Safe-guarding.co in delivering specialist Level 4 safeguarding training for GPs.  The high quality conferences that she delivered were met with very positive feedback from delegates. Fiona is well organised and helped with the logistics to run the training efficiently and sensitively.Response from the ownerThanks for your review JC! We enjoyed working with you too and hope we can do so again soon. js_loader

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