The Scout Association acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Charity Commission requirements. Click here to view The Scout Association’s Child Protection Policy that is adopted and adhered to by all of our all volunteers in Greater Manchester East.
To give positive guidance, the ‘Young People First’ code of practice (also known as the yellow card) sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouting.
Every adult should have a copy of the ‘Young People First’ code of practice. It is designed so you can keep it with you at all times during Scouting activities. It is good practice to ensure parents/carers are aware of the yellow card and our child protection policy.
It can be viewed here: Yellow Card
County Safeguarding Advisor
Your County Safeguarding Advisor is Shell Rowlinson. If you would like to receive further information, have any issues or questions regarding Safeguarding, then please contact Shell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Training for Leaders
The issues facing adult volunteers in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it is essential that we provide up-to-date training. It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to have undertaken 'approved safeguarding training' at least every THREE years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review. If you are a leader in GME looking for SAFEGUARDING TRAINING - CLICK HERE
Remember, if any young person is in immediate danger, please contact the police by dialling 999.