Safety in Scouting

Young people thrive in secure surroundings, at home and away. Whatever we do and wherever we go, we’re serious about keeping them safe.

How we keep your child safe

Our adults have a responsibility to make sure that our Programme is fun and exciting. They also make sure that it is safe. Our policies, rules, code of behaviour and advice on child protection and safety are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Our adult volunteers are required to hold an enhanced disclosure certificate (DBS) and complete safeguarding and safety training. Our Scout Leaders also undergo regular first aid training.

Concerns about Scouting

It is inevitable that on occasions, concerns may arise which require investigation. If you have concerns about a matter within one of our Groups or the Explorer section, please contact the Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner as the local manager. They will listen to you and do their best to answer your concerns.

If you feel you do not want to discuss the matter with them, or if they cannot deal with your concerns, or if your query is more serious, then please contact our District Commissioner:

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls