2nd Stoneleigh (St. John’s) Scout Group follow the Safeguarding policy set out by The Scouts.
It’s the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of those members aged under 18 as well as adults at risk by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm. The Safeguarding Policy is for everyone in The Scouts and includes all volunteers and staff. The Yellow Cardsets out a Code of Practice, which is essential for all adults in Scouts to follow. Where there are concerns that an adult volunteer or staff member has not followed the code of practice or procedures, the matter must be reported to the Safeguarding team who will co-ordinate any investigation in partnership with the appropriate commissioner.
The new Safeguarding policy underpins everything The Scouts do to develop skills for life. It offers guidance for anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a young person or adult at risk, and how to report a safeguarding allegation or disclosure.