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Staying safe and safeguarding

Looking after each other

Incidents and Illness

This section gives guidance on what to do in case of an incident, including first aid and reporting.

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Doing things safely is fundamental to everything we do in Scouting. 

All you need to know about safety >
Risk Assessments

This guidance is to help you minimise risk both before and during an activity or event. 

Discover more about risk assessments >
Supporting life issues and young people

Although families or schools will usually be the first port of call for many of the issues that young people face, it may be that a scout leader finds themselves needing to discuss some of these issues.

Read the guidance to support young people >
Safe Scouting Cards

As adults in Scouts, the safety of young people is our priority. Read our Safe Scouting cards.

You can read and download all our safe scouting cards >
Reporting a concern to safeguarding

It's the policy of The Scouts to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm. Read more on reporting a concern to safeguarding here

Learn more about reporting a concern >