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Safety, health and life issues

This section of the website contains information on safety, health and life issues, and child protection.

This includes information on the correct procedure for dealing with and reporting accidents and ways to manage safety in Scouting with regards to common issues such as fire safety, asbestos, food safety and running safe scout premises.

Life issues that may be relevant to young people, such as sexual health, eating disorders, bereavement and alcohol are also covered here.

There is also a section on safeguarding and child protection. This includes how to report concerns, and details of the Young People First code of good practice (yellow card).


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