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Suspension information for managers

At times it may be necessary to suspend an adult’s involvement in the Movement.

Suspension does not imply that the allegation has been proven or that it will be proven. It gives the opportunity for an activity such as an investigation to take place. However, a suspension can be very difficult for the person suspended, so it is very important to be clear about the process to everyone involved. Understanding the process fully and using the resources available can help you manage this effectively.

These resources can help you with volunteer suspensions:

Find out more

For further advice on management tactics and advice on the issues that come up when dealing with suspension, please refer to Dealing with Difficult Situations [PDF].

Information and guidance can be found in this YouTube or download video from Tim Kidd (Deputy UK Chief Commissioner) on dealing with suspensions in a safeguarding incident and running the process around it. The script for the video can also be downloaded and can be used as a useful tool in this situation.

Get involved

We are collecting examples of good practice suspension resources that managers are using locally. If you would like to share yours, please email managers@scouts.org.uk


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