Organiser Terms & Conditions

Upon registering your interest for running a Real Parenting course you will be subject to a verification process to ensure you state who you say you are and have permission to perform due diligence through online research and reaching out to the organisation and contact details you have supplied in your registration process.

By creating a listing you are consenting to this information being displayed publicly on Real Parenting website and your details being stored by Spurgeons charity to aid the effective running of the Real Parenting course in your local venue.

You will not be permitted to run this course unless every facilitator has completed the full online training provided. You must always use the branded training and promotional materials provided and you may not charge for this course.


Facilitating Real Parenting comes with key responsibilities in terms of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, which all group facilitators must be aware of.

There is a legal duty on anyone working with children to raise any concerns about a child’s welfare with the appropriate person. (Working Together to Safeguard Children, July 2018, updated Feb 2019)

Organisations who use the Spurgeons’ Real Parenting programme are expected to have a safeguarding policy in place and an identified safeguarding lead, who will take the lead role to ensure the organisation are fulfilling their safeguarding obligations and to notify the appropriate agency if any concerns are raised that a child or vulnerable adult may be at risk. For example if a parent makes a disclosure that indicates a child may have suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm then the setting safeguarding lead should be contacted immediately and further action taken to safeguard the child, including consultation with children’s social care.

Further guidance regarding agency responsibilities to safeguard children can be found at–2

Spurgeons advise that all staff facilitating Real Parenting are also able to access safeguarding and child protection training, which may be online.

Spurgeons is unable to provide safeguarding advice or guidance for any issues which may arise as a consequence of the Real Parenting sessions. Safeguarding and child protection matters must be dealt with according to the statutory guidance and organisation safeguarding policy and procedures.

The course information has been supplied to your organisation free of charge and there will be no payment required for delivering this course. However, if you do wish to donate or fundraise to Spurgeons by way of thanks or giving back then any support would be greatly received. Please visit the ‘Spurgeons’ website for more information.

Your data

By registering your interest to run a Spurgeons Real Parenting course, your organisational and contact details will be stored centrally to unable us to verify your registration and communicate with you about running the course. We will not use any of your personal data for any other purpose than previously stated nor will we share it with any third parties. For more information on how we use your data, please read our Privacy Policy.

When completing a listing for your Real Parenting course, the information you provide will be shared online via the Real Parenting website to enable parents to find out about their local course provider and make contact with you should they wish.

When parents register their interest in a Real Parenting course, their name, email address and phone number will be automatically directed to your local organisation so that you can contact them regarding their attendance on the course. Their personal data will not be stored or used by Spurgeons unless they opt-in to join our mailing list, their data will then be subject to your organisation’s specific privacy policies.