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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

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Information for Commissioners about restricting and suspending a volunteer's involvement in Scouts

Mutually Agreed Restrictions

Placing restrictions on a volunteer's role provides an alternative option when suspension may not be appropriate

Find out about applying restrictions

Suspension process

At times it maybe necessary to suspend a volunteer's involvement in Scouts. There is guidance to support Commissioners with each stage of the process 

Read the suspension guidance

Suspension process for no valid disclosure

There are three key elements to the mandatory suspension process where a volunteer has no valid disclosure

Read the key elements for no valid disclosure suspensions

Managing volunteers with overdue training

Commissioners may need to take action if volunteers have overdue training. There are a number of tools and resources to support these situations

Discover the tools to manage volunteers with overdue training

Factsheet for the suspension of young people

Formal suspension of a youth member may be appropriate where they have been accused of a serious criminal offence or of behaviour that put adults or young people at serious risk of harm.

Read the factsheet guidance notes