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  1. The Purpose of Scouting “To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international community Slide 1

  2. The Scout Promise • “On my honour, • I Promise that I will do my best, • to do my duty to God and to the Queen, • to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.” Slide 2

  3. Equal Opportunities Policy “Our equal opportunities policy states that no young person should receive less favourable treatment on the basis of class, ethnic origin, nationality (or statelessness) or race, gender, marital or sexual status, mental or physical ability or political or religious belief. The Scout Association opposes all forms of racism.” Slide 3

  4. County 89 Scout Network Aged 18-25 300 District 1,000 Group 8,000 Explorer Scouts Aged 14-18 2,000 Beaver Scouts Aged 6-8 6,800 Scouts Aged 10 ½-14 6,600 Cub Scouts Aged 8-10 ½ 7,800 UK Structure Slide 4

  5. Area/ Island/ Bailiwick Scout Network Aged 18-25 District Group Explorer Scouts Aged 14-18 Beaver Scouts Aged 6-8 Scouts Aged 10 ½-14 Cub Scouts Aged 8-10 ½ Alternative versions of structure Slide 5

  6. County District Explorer Scouts Aged 14-18 Group Scout Network Aged 18-25 Beaver Scouts Aged 6-8 Scouts Aged 10 ½-14 Cub Scouts Aged 8-10 ½ Structure in Scotland Slide 6

  7. Safety Policy • It is the policy of The Scout Association to provide Scouting in a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable. • It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to seek to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of participants Slide7

  8. Child Protection Scenarios • Scenario 1 – Sitting a distressed young person on your knee to comfort them • Scenario 2 – Standing behind a young person to demonstrate the use of archery equipment. • Scenario 3 – Communicating with a young person outside of Scouting, such as chatting on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook). Slide 8

  9. Categories of Abuse • Physical abuse • Sexual abuse • Emotional abuse • Neglect Slide 9

  10. Safeguarding – key points • Carry your yellow card • Develop an anti-bullying culture and strategy • You must refer all concerns. You must not investigate. • Remember – the well being and safety of young people is your first priority Slide 10