Who are the Specialist Advisers?
The Specialist Advisers are a national team who support District, County and Regional Scouting to ensure it is inclusive, accessible and as diverse as the communities in which we live.
We are a resource, a sounding board, a listener and supporter for anyone seeking guidance around diversity and inclusion in Scouting. Specialist Advisers offer a safe, trusted space for adults in Scouting to be able to discuss challenging and sensitive issues that may not feel comfortable to discuss elsewhere.
As a team we have a range of professional and Scouting expertise; and each possess a genuine passion and enthusiasm for supporting Scouting For All. Practically in each of our regions we can offer training; support and guidance, and strategic input.
Areas the team can support include:
• Additional Needs (disabilities, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour)
• Community engagement
• Gender equality
• LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)
• Socio-economic inclusion
What can the team offer?
The Specialist Advisers can deliver support and training; bespoke awareness courses and input to Adult Training Modules 7 and in place of Module 36.
Awareness Courses include: