Child Protection

Child Protection

Safeguarding/Child Protection


Young people thrive in safe surroundings. We’re committed to ensuring that Scouting is both enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part, along with providing parents with peace of mind.

An adult in Scouting has a responsibility to ensure that young people are protected from harm. It is the responsibility of each adult in Scouting to ensure that:

  • Their behaviour is appropriate at all times.
  • They observe the rules established for the safety and security of young people.
  • They follow the procedures following suspicion, disclosure or allegation of child abuse.
  • They recognise the position of trust in which they have been placed.
  • In every respect, the relationships they form with the young people under their care are appropriate.

What to do if you have concerns

If you are unhappy with anything relating to your child’s time in Scouting you should raise it with your child’s leaders. or the Group Scout Leader (John Green). If you would rather speak to someone else, please contact the Scout Information Centre on 0345 300 1818.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls