Safeguarding & Safety

Huncote & Croft Scout Group upholds and follows the Scout Association code of practice ‘Young people first’. The below   is taken from the Scout Association website to describe the code of practice:

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:

·       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.

·       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

·       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:

·       Their behaviour is appropriate at all times.

·       They observe the rules established for the safety and security of young people.

·       They follow the procedures following suspicion, disclosure or allegation of child

·       They recognise the position of trust in which they have been placed. In every
respect, the relationships they form with the young people under their care are

Huncote & Croft Scout Group upholds the Scout Association’s Safety Policy :

It is the policy of The Scout Association to provide Scouting in a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable. The Association believes that this responsibility ranks equally with the other responsibilities incumbent upon those providing Scouting activities and functions.

It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to seek, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure that:

all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of participants the provision and maintenance of equipment and buildings for Members and others is safe and without risk to health and adequate for their welfare information, instruction, training and supervision is provided with the object of ensuring the health and safety of all those involved in Scouting activities or who may be affected by them appropriate arrangements are made to ensure safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, transport, storage and handling of equipment, and substances which are inherently or potentially dangerous.