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Anti-bullying

It’s important for everyone in Scouting to understand the important role they play in responding to and preventing bullying.

It's the responsibility of all adults in Scouts to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable. (POR Rule 2.7)

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Our Anti-Bullying Guide has been written to help you address bullying and take steps to reduce the chances of it happening in your group or section.

We also have an Anti-Bullying Code of Conduct.

The Anti-Bullying Guide

Read our anti-bullying policy guide.

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Following the Yellow Card (Young People First)

Remember to follow the ‘Young People First’ code of practice (the Yellow Card) in any conversations.

Reporting a safeguarding concern

Find out more about reporting a concern

Our volunteer anti-bullying and harassment policy and procedures

Read our Volunteer anti-bullying and harassment policy, including how to report it.

Read the volunteer anti-bullying and harassment policy

Help and advice about bullying

Childline and Kidscape can provide help and advice about bullying.

Whistleblowing and complaints policy and procedures

Read the whistleblowing and complaints policy

Volunteers' responsibilities

A priority at the Scouts is keeping our members safe.

Take a look at digital safeguarding and volunteers' responsibilities to looking after everyone in Scouts.

Read more about volunteers' responsibilities