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)
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.
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 concernFind 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
Promoting positive behaviourDiscover more about promoting positive behaviour
Whistleblowing and complaints policy and proceduresRead the whistleblowing and complaints policy
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