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Safeguarding for manager and supporters

This independent learning is aimed at managers and supporters in scouting.

The total learning time for this resource is approximately 30 minutes.

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to:
  • Managers and Supporters:
  • Describe the three core elements of The Scout Association’s safeguarding policies: The Child Protection Policy, The Anti-bullying policy and the Vetting policy.
  • Explain the principles of creating a safe environment for young people in Scouting, and identify your role in fostering a culture which promotes the welfare of young people.
  • Describe how The Scout Association applies ‘Safer Recruitment’.
  • Understand how to identify safeguarding concerns.
  • Outline the Child Protection reporting procedures and understand your role and responsibilities in regards to it.
  • Understand The Scout Association’s process for dealing with specific concerns, incidents and complaints relating to our Child Protection Policy.
  • Explain the importance of local leadership to support young people and adults when a safeguarding incident occurs.