“In Scouting we take young people’s safety seriously. We have a code of behaviour called Young People First, which all adults have to follow. Leaders have to attend a Safeguarding in Scouting course where they find out about how this code of behaviour works in day to day Scouting.” says Gill Merrick, Bedfordshire Scouts Safeguarding Awarness Coordinator.
On the course we also make it clear that bullying is unacceptable. All leaders are given a booklet with information about preventing bullying. The Bedfordshire Safeguarding Awareness Team will run an anti bullying course for any Scout Groups who feel this would be helpful.
Advice and support is available locally from the Bedfordshire Safeguarding Awareness Team
or from UK Scout Headquarters on 0845 3001818 firstname.lastname@example.org