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Keeping everyone safe webinar series

Keeping everyone safe is fundamental to what we do. No matter what challenges we face, it’s the one area which we will never compromise on. We are proud to say that safety of young people and volunteers is at the heart of our culture.

We want you to feel confident that you can keep everyone around you safe, that's why we're organising a range of webinars to help you understand your role in keeping people safe.

How we do things safely – changes to our processesThu 9th July 2020 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Keeping young people safe is our primary aim in Scouting. Having fun, doing adventurous and new things comes a close second. This means we are always looking to review and improve the guidance and support for members in keeping Scouts as safe as possible.

This webinar will cover upcoming changes related to written risk assessments, supervision of free time, activity approval process and the provision of intimate care for young people and vulnerable adults who may require it.

We will talk through the changes in this area and you will be able to ask questions.

This webinar will be particularly relevant for: Group Scout Leaders, Group Chairs, Section Leaders, District Commissioners (or assistant/deputies) and any role related to safety.

More information on this area can be found at here

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Having the knowledge you need to keep everyone safe – Changes to trainingMon 13th July 2020 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Keeping young people and adults safe in Scouting is everyone's responsibility. Therefore, making sure that everyone has the right (and most up to date) training, support and guidance to help them to do this and take any action required is really important. Everyone needs to know where to go for resources and support and be able to comply with our policies.

There will be changes to the Safety, Safeguarding and Getting Started training format and content, as well as changes to the training requirements for roles and the frequency with which ongoing learning needs to be updated.

More information will be shared on here soon about the upcoming changes providing the detail and opportunity for you to feedback your views

We will talk through the changes in this area and you will be able to ask questions.

This webinar will be particularly relevant for:  Training roles, Group Scout Leaders and Group Chairs, District/County/Area/Region Commissioners and Chairs (or deputies/assistants). Appointment Secretaries and Appointment Committee Chairs, Safety and Safeguarding roles.

More information on this area can be found here.

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Knowing where to turn if you have a concern – changes to policiesWed 15th July 2020 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 8:00pm

To ensure we have a safe and positive environment for everyone in Scouts, both young people and our volunteers, a number of policies are being updated and new policies introduced to help set a supportive culture and provide volunteers with a robust way of dealing with issues if they arise.

This webinar will cover the upcoming changes to various policies and the introduction of new policies – which are all focused on protecting the safety and safeguarding of all our members. This includes the Complaints policy, Safeguarding policy, Volunteer anti-bullying and harassment policy and Whistleblowing policy. These will go live in the next update of POR (currently scheduled for September) but we are sharing the changes and what this will mean for everyone in advance of this.

We will talk through the changes in this area and you will be able ask questions.

This webinar will be particularly relevant for County/Area/Region Commissioners and Chairs, District Commissioners and Chairs, Group Scout Leaders and Group Chairs and all Safeguarding roles. This include any Assistant and Deputies to these roles.   

More information on this area can be found at here.

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Who’s it for?

  • Group Scout Leaders
  • District Commissioners
  • County/Area/Region Commissioners
  • Scout Network Commissioners
  • Technical support
  • Executive Committees
  • Trainers
  • District Chair
  • County/Area/Region Chair
  • All safeguarding roles
  • All safety roles
  • Appointment Committee Chairs
  • All training roles
  • Scout Network Commissioner
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioner
  • Group Scout Leader (Acting)
  • Assistant Group Scout Leader
  • Deputy District Commissioner
  • Assistant County Commissioner
  • Appointments Advisory Committee members