Planning and assessing risk
Assessing risk in order to reduce or remove it is at the heart of safe Scouting and is present in everything we do. Remember risk assessment is something we all do every day in deciding to cross a road or get out of the car, so no one should be scared of doing a risk assessment within Scouts. Resources are provided to help provide simple and practical guidance on this issue.
This guidance is to help you minimise risk both before and during an activity or event.
Read the guidance on risk assessments
The Safety checklists are aimed to help all adults working with young people to fulfil their role and responsibilities in managing and supporting safety in Scouting.Read the checklists
Managing free time activities safely
Some tips on how to reduce the risk of incidents during free time activities.Discover the tips on safely planning activities
Guidance for supervision of activities
The Purple Card
This card provides support for safe Scouting and guidance in the procedures for dealing with an emergency.Read the Purple Card in full
Lone working within Scouting
Guidance on how to safely manage a lone working activity within Scouting.Read the guidance on lone working