We’re committed to ensuring that Scouting in Cambridgeshire is both enjoyable and safe for everyone who takes part. There are a number of resources, training, reviews and processes our volunteers undertake to provide parents / carers with peace of mind.
Appointing the leaders who work with young people.
All volunteers who help to run our activities give their time freely to help young people enjoy Cambridgeshire Scouting.
All of our leaders are interviewed locally and asked to provide references. They undergo the mandatory training they need to be the best they can be, including basic first aid and child protection. Special training is provided for those taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers.
Code of behaviour
The Scouts has a clear code of behaviour , known as the “Yellow Card”. This is given to all adults working in Scouting, regardless of their role. It is also included in the training that leaders receive and offers advice about how young people should be treated. Everyone is expected to follow it.
The Scouts Safeguarding Policy can be found here.
We expect all leaders to take courses in basic first aid and safeguarding. Adult leaders taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers undertake extra training and assessment.
Outings and camps
All leaders taking young people on outings or camps will give parents relevant information and will provide a method of contacting the group while they are away.
What to do if you have concerns
If you are unhappy with anything relating to your child’s time in Scouting you should raise it with your child’s leaders first of all, or with the Group Scout Leader.
Here are some downloadable resources from The Scouts relating to staying safe & our anti-bullying policy:
Anti bullying Guide for Leaders
Anti Bullying Poster for headquarters
Staying safe information for parents
Stay Safe (Beavers, aged 6-8)
Stay Safe (Cubs, aged 8 to 10 ½)
Stay Safe (Scouts, aged 10 ½ to 14)
Stay Safe (Explorers, aged 14 to 18)