Safety and Safeguarding

How we keep your child safe

Our adults have a responsibility to make sure that our Programme is fun and exciting. They also make sure that it is safe. Our policies, rules, code of behaviour and advice on child protection and safety are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Adult volunteers who work in Scouting are required to hold a enhanced disclosure certificate (DBS). In addition, they are required to undertake training on safeguarding and are provided with a card “Young People First”, providing the code of behaviour.

The Scout Association Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

In addition, Scouting Leaders undergo regular first aid training, safety training as well as additional training to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, Scouting activities are undertaken with the welfare of young people are protected (including anti-bullying policies) and carried out safely.

The Scout Association Safety Policy can be found here

Raising a concern or complaint

We hope that everyone who comes into contact with Scouting will have a positive experience. However, it is inevitable that on occasions, concerns may arise which require investigation.

Please understand that everyone who leads Scouting at District level are volunteers and undertake their scouting roles in their spare time.

If your concern or complaint is about a matter within one of our local Scout Groups please contact the Group Scout Leader for that group. The Group Scout Leader is the manager of scouting activities within the Scout Group. They will listen to the concern/complaint and will do their best to answer your concerns.

If you feel you do not want to discuss the matter with the Group Scout Leader, or if they cannot deal with your concerns to your mutual satisfaction,  then please contact us using this form, selecting Confidential Safety/SafeguardingContact us!   This will route directly to our District Lead Volunteer for follow up.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls