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Reporting a concern to safeguarding

Whilst we are still subject to various restrictions for meeting face to face within the Scouts, the Safeguarding Team are aiming to keep their service 'business as usual' as far as possible in the current climate. They recognise that there may be subjects who await outcomes to remove them from suspension and in these uncertain times, the safeguarding process may add to their anxiety. Therefore, the team propose that Commissioners utilise technology available to them to continue with necessary parts of the safeguarding process.

You can contact the Safeguarding Team, who are all operational from home, and with communication continuing through the 020 8433 7164 telephone number and safeguarding@scouts.org.uk and vetting@scouts.org.uk email addresses, communication is all being monitoring as usual. Safeguarding Officers and National Managers can also be contacted via direct dial and/or email.
 
The safeguarding team therefore recommend:

 

 

Safeguarding Process

Information on the safeguarding process December 2020 version available now.

Learn more about the process

Safeguarding Procedures for Commissioners

The Commissioner must follow the Safeguarding policy at all times. 

Discover the Safeguarding procedures

The roles and responsibilities of a Safeguarding Advisers

The role of the Safeguarding Adviser is to support the development of safeguarding awareness in their local areas. 

Discover more about accountabilities

The Scouts Safeguarding and Vetting Service Standards

How do we deal with Safeguarding complaints?

Read our Vetting Service Standards

Safeguarding training

This safeguarding training’s designed to help you stay up-to-date on safeguarding practice and your responsibilities as a member of Scouts.

Take the e-learning today

Further Information

The Yellow Card

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.

The new version of the Young People First (Yellow Card) is now available to view and download on our website.

Read The Yellow Card

The Orange Card

The Orange card is a code of practice for young people. It's 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

Read the Orange Card