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Safety 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:
  • Detail your duties and responsibilities for the safe operation of Scouting in their Group, District or Count.

  • Describe your role in approving and/or supporting activities that do not require formal activity permits (weekly meetings, visits and trips, activities in Terrain Zero, Class C waters etc).

  • Explain the InTouch system, medical details, age restrictions and other safety and welfare requirements for the range of activities available in Scouting.

  • Explain how the Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) and activity factsheets detail the requirements and provide guidance for a range of Scouting activities.

  • Describe the insurance requirements of The Scout Association and state those events and activities for which additional steps must be taken.

  • Detail the emergency and reporting procedures to be implemented in the event of an accident or incident, including the reporting of near misses and potential accidents.

  • Detail those activities that require specific activity permits.

  • Explain and apply The Scout Association’s method of risk assessment to Scouting activities and their role in supporting the use of risk assessments before and during Scouting activities.

  • Explain the requirements and procedures necessary to gain an activity permit and describe your role in the process.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the leader in charge.

  • Explain the importance of creating a culture of safety within their area, and describe the measures you can take to promote this.

  • Explain the requirements and procedures necessary to gain a Nights Away Permit and describe your role in the process.


The purpose of this workbook is to build on the learning you gain in module 01. As well as providing details of safety in scouting for managers and supporters, it also seeks to help you reflect on how to ensure that scouting is safe for everyone that takes part.


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