Child Protection

Safeguarding the Welfare of our Youth Members

The number one priority for the Scout Group is the welfare of our members and every effort is taken to ensure that all activities are fully assessed before they are offered to our members.

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

We are committed to:

  • Taking the interests and wellbeing 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 adults in Scouting, including members of the Scout Network who wish to work with young people, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.

The Association’s ‘Young People First’ code of good practice is published in the form of a pocket size yellow card that all adults are asked to keep with them. This card contains information about how to report concerns or allegations of abuse and also a code of behaviour that all adults are required to follow. A modified version, the orange card, is also published for all young leaders helping in the group.

The Scout Association takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care. More details on the Scout Association's policies can be found on the Scout Association website.

If you have any issues or concerns affecting your child, please talk to the section leader or Group Scout Leader.