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Safeguarding in Scouting

The new version of the Young People First (Yellow Card) is now available. See below for the link.

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.

We are committed to:

All adults in Scouting, including members of the Scout Network who wish to work with young people, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.

An adult in Scouting has a responsibility to ensure that young people are protected from harm. It is the responsibility of each adult in Scouting to ensure that:

As adults in Scouting, the safety of young people is our priority. Download and share these important safeguarding videos with your Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and their parents.

Beaver and Cub video

Beaver and Cub video with subtitles

Scout and Explorer video

Scout and Explorer video with subtitles

Further information

Young People First (Yellow Card)

Young People First for Young Leaders (Orange Card)

'Stay Safe' Leaflets for Young people (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)

DC Procedures

Safeguarding information for parents

Safeguarding Awareness Training

Safeguarding Awareness Co-ordinators


The Scout Association's Safeguarding and Vetting Service Standards


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