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Ongoing Safeguarding training

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

The issues facing our leaders, managers and supporters in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it is essential that we provide up-to-date training. This course will look at recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse, how to report an incident / concern / worry / gut feeling that you have about a young person, and good practice solutions that adults in scouting will encounter with young people in their sections.

It is a requirement for all adults in scouting to have undertaken 'approved safeguarding training' at least every five years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review. If you have not completed a face to face safeguarding training course in this time frame, or feel you need a refresher, or would just like to find out more about how to keep young people safe, within scouting, then this is the course for you.

This awareness training session will cover all the aspects of safeguarding that leaders , manager and supporters are required to cover as part of the mandatory ongoing learning.

All training is carried out by safeguarding awareness coordinators or trainers who have attended a UKHQ-approved weekend training course.

Ongoing Safeguarding training is available to anyone who wants to complete it. 

However, it is primarily aimed at leaders, manager and supporters who need to complete their ongoing mandatory training and therefore should be completed 3 years after the award of your Wood Badge or three years after you completed Module 1 (whichever comes sooner)..

Who is it for?
Anyone who has not attended an ‘approved safeguarding course’ (module 1 - essential information or mandatory ongoing safeguarding awareness training within the last 5 years.

Do I have to attend?
Yes. It is mandatory for all adults in scouting (excluding occasional helpers, scout active support members and executive committee members) to attend safeguarding awareness training every 5 years.

How much does it cost?
It’s free.

Please note the venue of each module.
To find out more about our training venues CLICK HERE

New volunteers should complete
Module 1: Essential Information.



The South london Scout Centre

Sunday 19th May from 14:00 to 17.00



The South london Scout Centre

Sunday 16th June from 14:00 to 17.00


This training can also be completed online HERE 

(Please discuss this option with your Local Training Manager before completing it.)