The Scout Association is committed to reviewing its safeguarding arrangements constantly and following advice from the NSPCC. The issues facing Scouters in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it’s essential that the Area provide up to date and relevant training. Leaders need to be able to demonstrate that they have completed safeguarding training during the period since their last review.
All leaders who are subject to an appointment review – essentially anyone who holds an appointment, in the first instance needs to attend face to face training and at the time of their subsequent reviews can choose between face to face or the Scout Association’s own online training.
The Scout Association also works closely with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, by delivering their ‘ThinkUKnow‘ Internet Safety films to youth members. The Safeguarding team have created age appropriate programmes that incorporate these films and will come and deliver these Sectional programmes on request.
If you would like to book onto a course, or request a sectional Internet Safety presentation, please get in touch.