How we protect those in our care ALL the time.
The 5th Wiltshire B-P Scout Group operates under the rules of the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association Child Protection Policy.
As a result we are fully committed to safeguarding the well being of all our 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 are approved through a system of checks including a CRB disclosure.
Leaders are issued with a warrant, lay helpers 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 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 process 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 within the 5th Wiltshire B-P Scout Group, you should contact the Group Scoutmaster directly. Any such concerns will be treated in the utmost confidentiality and passed on to the relevant authority who can address any concerns raised.
Other useful contacts
Here are a number of other useful contacts should you have any wider concerns about the safety of your children in other areas of their lives outside of Scouting.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline. This is available 24/7 free of charge for reporting concerns about the safety of a child. Call 0800 800 5000
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Parentline Plus is another free, confidential 24/7 helpline for parents if you are concerned about a wide range of issues about your child. Call 0808 800 2222 or visit www.parentlineplus.org.uk
The Anti-Bullying Campaign provides a phone helpline for parents and counselling for children who are being bullied. Call 020 7378 1446 for assistance.
Kidscape also produces leaflets and booklets on bullying and how to deal with it. They run a phone helpline Monday to Friday on 08451 205204, or visit www.kidscape.org.uk