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Safeguarding in Scouting

Date: 1st Jan 2020 Author: Cathryn Atkinson

Safeguarding in Scouting

As we start a new year, it’s a good time to remember that it is “the policy of the Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from harm.” (POR, 2018).

Refresh yourself by checking the most up-to-date versions of:


If you have any concerns around safeguarding, speak to your line manager – this could be your GSL or DC.

Contact Tom at, our Safeguarding Awareness Coordinator, for advice and guidance on safeguarding practices and training.


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