Staying safe

Staying safe

Safety and safeguarding

Our commitment to keeping members safe

All our volunteers have a responsibility to make sure that the activities we lead are fun and exciting, but we must also make sure that it is safe for our members. We have policies, rules, codes of behaviour and advice on child protection.  Our safety policies are there to ensure that all young people in Scouting stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

It is our policy to safeguard the welfare of all young people by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.  We are committed to:

  • Taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities.
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we work.
  • Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust.

All our volunteers are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times. All leaders, assistant leaders and executive committee members over the age of 18 must also successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

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