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Safeguarding & Safety 

Safeguarding Training for Leaders


The issues facing adult volunteers in keeping young people safe are challenging, and the guidance and regulations are changing all the time. It is essential that we provide up-to-date training, and 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.

All roles recorded in Table 2: Appointments as set out in Policy Organisation and Rules as requiring an Appointment Review, together with all Trustees/Executive Member roles, require renewing Safeguarding and Safety training (initial Safeguarding and Safety training will normally be completed as part of Module 1) within five years of the role start date recorded on Compass.

Afterwards, for as long as the adult’s in a role that requires an Appointment Review, the training must be completed again within five years of the last recorded Safeguarding training completion date on Compass.

It’s independent learning, so you don’t have to attend a course to complete it.  



Ongoing Safety Training

The Scout Association offers a number of pieces of training containing information to help deliver and manage safe Scouting. You will first come across safety content in Essential Information as part of your induction and then in Running Safe Activities for Section Leaders or the Safety module of the Managers and Supporters training. Beyond this, all adults are required to undertake the ongoing safety training every five years.

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