Children's safety

In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

It is the policy of 1st Ealing North Scout Group and The Scout Association (link to Scout Association policy) to safeguard the welfare of all members.

We are committed to:

  • taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities

  • respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people and parents with whom we work

  • promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust

  • all adults in Scouting, including members of the Scout Network who wish to work with young people, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times

An adult in Scouting has a responsibility to ensure that young people are protected from harm and therefore it is the responsibility of each adult in Scouting to ensure that:

  • their behaviour is appropriate at all times

  • they observe the rules established for the safety and security of young people

  • they follow the procedures following suspicion, disclosure or allegation of child abuse

  • they recognise the position of trust in which they have been placed

  • in every respect, the relationships they form with the young people under their care are appropriate

All adults including parent helpers are asked to complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) forms.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Group Scout Leader (