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 five years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review.
The training obligation may be met through two routes:
Participating in a Safeguarding Awareness Training session run by the County, meeting the objectives and delivered by an approved trainer.
Participating in the online alternative (see below).
Given the nature of safeguarding, best practice is to attend a face to face training course. However, it is recognised that there may be circumstances where face to face training is difficult to access, so the online alternative has been provided to ensure flexibility and accessibility for those who need it.
Safeguarding Awareness Training Online Learning
An ‘online e-learning’ safeguarding package is available at www.scouts.org.uk. This e-learning package is predominantly for those who have already attended the instructor led course and need to refresh their training. If you have not done safeguarding awareness training before, it is also suggested that you attend the instructor led course first. You can access the online e-learning package at: https://members.scouts.org.uk/safeguardingonline
Please contact the Group Scout Leader or District Commissioner in the first instance. Alternatively, contact the Safeguarding Team at The Scout Association by emailing or calling them on 0345 300 1818.
Remember, if any young person is in immediate danger, please contact the police by dialling 999.