If you have (or would like to be) trained by us, then this is the FAQ for you! If you're in the wrong place, go back to the main page.
We are happy for you to bring children to the session, as we understand that you may want to supervise them. However, we ask that they do not distract you from your learning, as we may not have time to individually teach you parts of the session that you have missed. Centres sometimes provide a crèche - if you would like to use this, it is best to inform the centre directly.
Absolutely nothing. All our sessions are 100% free, and will always be that way. At SABL, we believe that knowing how to save a life shouldn't have a price tag.
Our project runs entirely off donations from people like you, and without them, we won't be able to deliver sessions to anyone. Therefore, we would be very grateful if you could spare some money for us - every penny counts.
Before our volunteers can train anyone, they must undergo an assessed qualification by the Royal Life Saving Society. This involves adult, child and infant life-saving (CPR, choking and drowning). Our volunteers have a Life Support 3 qualification, and are also trained as Community Instructors.
No - our sessions are here to provide you with the knowledge of infant life support, so you know what to do if you ever come across a situation where you need to use it. You will get a certificate and a pocket-sized leaflet from our session to refresh your memory.
Absolutely! To see if we have any sessions available for you to come to, check out our calendar page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter, and we will notify you of our latest news monthly. To get immediate alerts, you can also contact us and we'll add you to our list. Or, for more updates when we have them, like our Facebook Page.
We really want to host as many sessions as possible for people like you, because without you, there will be no SABL! We'll work hard to get you booked into a session. Here are a couple of suggestions:
We'd like to think so! All our volunteers have received a DBS Check, and have been certified as free of a criminal record. Everyone is hand-picked by the committee, and unsafe behaviour is not tolerated.
Sessions typically last around an hour and a half. This includes administration, teaching time, time for you to practise, and time for questions. We want to ensure we are as thorough as possible: some sessions can last the full time, whereas some might not take as long - it depends on the group.
Most of our teaching time is dedicated to life support for babies and small infants. It depends on the size of the child, but typically around 6 months or under. However, we do aim to provide some teaching for older children as well.
If you would like us to include anything else, or have any questions, feel free to contact us.
We don't hold any official tests - we will correct any mistakes you might be making, and assessing how well you know the procedures while you practise, and during our presentation. If you would like to stay back at the end to run through something again, we are more than happy for you to do so.
Whatever helps you remember! We do give you a leaflet at the end of the session, but you may take notes if you wish. As long as you're learning with the rest of the group, we have no problems with this.
It depends on the centre's policies, and whether we have enough space.
If you decide to bring someone along with you without telling us, you may run the risk of the centre turning them away.