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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.

Safeguarding Policy

The Scouts acknowledge the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Read the Safeguarding Policy >
Dealing with an issue

Substance use and misuse, alcohol and scouting, smoking and scouting and dealing with challenging behaviour.

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Volunteers' Responsibilities

A priority at the Scouts is keeping our members safe. Read about digital safeguarding, anti-bullying, promoting positive behaviour and the definitions of abuse.

Learn more about your responsibilities >
Supporting our members

We've provided guidance to support our members with a number of situations and challenges they may face. 

Find out how you can support our members >
Digital safeguarding

Including information on staying safe online, photography, video and audio recording at Scout events as well as guidance on sending emails and text messages.

Learn more about digital safeguarding >