Committed to safety
We are committed to ensuring that Scouting is both enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part, and providing parents with peace of mind.
Appointing those who work with young people
All volunteers who help to run our activities give their time freely to help young people enjoy Scouting.
Leaders are interviewed locally and asked to provide references. Everyone working with young people in Scouting is asked to undertake a Disclosure & Baring Service (DBS) Check.
Code of behaviour
We have a code of behaviour which is given to all adults working in Scouting, regardless of their role. This is also included in the training that leaders receive and offers advice about how young people should be treated.
The safeguarding section of The Scout Association’s website has the full policy.
All leaders take courses in basic first aid and child protection. Special training is provided for those taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers.
Outings and camps
All leaders taking young people on outings or camps will give you notice in writing, ask for your permission and provide you with a method of contacting the group while they are away.
We will never ask to take individual young people away on their own or without another adult being present.