Safety and Safeguarding – Elstree and District Scouts

Safety and Safeguarding

As adults in Scouts, the safety of young people is our priority. We are committed to:

  • Taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities.
     

  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we work.
     

  • Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
     

  • Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust.

The Young People First code of practice (also known as the yellow card) sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouts.