Act for Youth Campaign
We have been working with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) who recently launched the Act for Youth campaign to educate young people on what to do in the event they are caught up in an incident.
Guidance for adults should be watched before delivering sessions to young people and provides information on what adults role is should you be involved in an incident.
We have created some FAQ's which we recommend you read before delivering this content to young people and to support you when planning your event and the considerations you should make.
Act for Youth Campaign – FAQs
Advice for Large Scale Events
It is without doubt our intention to ensure that we create environments for all young people to experience the adventure of Scouting safely; clearly including large scale events. We should consider the proportionate and realistic measures needed to keep everyone safe.
The following advice is offered to the organisers of large scale events involving significant numbers of people:
- work in conjunction with statutory authorities (Local Authorities, Police, etc.) as
appropriate to ascertain the threat level to events;
- undertake a detailed risk assessment taking into account the threat level ensuring
that mitigating actions are proportionate and realistic; and
- ensure that emergency procedures are well documented and understood by those
directly responsible for the management of events.
The following are signposts to helpful advice and guidance:
- Government advice on Protecting crowded places from terrorism
- Government advice on Recognising the terrorist threat
- National Police Chiefs’ Council Stay Safe advice and information video
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