Child Protection Policy
The Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members, who should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of all, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Association. It is our policy to safeguard the welfare of all children by protecting them from neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional harm.
All registered adult members (over 18 years old) of the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association shall be approved through a system of checks including a DBS disclosure (DBS to be updated every five years). Leaders will be issued with a warrant, non-uniformed instructors a letter/certificate of appointment.
All registered adult members (over 18 years old) of the B-PSA must attend a B-PSA Child Protection Training Session bi-annually.
Two registered adult members (over 18 years old) of the B-PSA, one of whom must be warranted, must be in attendance at each Colony, Pack, Troop or Group activity. No adult will be one to one with any child at anytime.
Children and young people have the right to protection from all forms of violence - physical or mental.
The B-PSA UK is committed to ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the prevention of all forms of bullying among Members.
It is the responsibility of all adults in Scouting to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable. To this end, all Scouting activities should have rigorous anti-bullying strategies in place. Each Scout group has a set procedure to deal with Bullying. It is simply not tolerated at any level.
Contacts for parents
Should you have any concerns regarding the welfare or protection of Scout members, you should contact the Scoutmaster of the Group or the Area Commissioner directly.
Alternatively, you can use the addresses held on the B-PSA UK Contacts page.