1st Great Paxton and the Offords

Scout Group

Our Child Protection Policy

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all Members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

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.

Every adult member including leaders and helpers are required to have a enhanced police DBS (formally CRB) check if they help out more than once a month or if they are staying overnight at a Scout camp for instance.

Any leader who is found to have an outdated DBS will be asked to stop attending group meetings forthwith, and banned from further sessions until they have renewed with the Scout Association.


The Scout Association and its adults are commited to respecting the following policies...


The Scout Association

  • Wellbeing of young people.
  • The feelings of young people.
  • The rights of young people.
  • Protection from sexual abuse.
  • Protection from physical abuse.
  • Ensuring against emotional abuse.
  • No bullying policy.

Every week during Scouting we try where possible to protect young people from harm, and to respect their wishes whilst having a fun and educational time.

All Adults In Scouting

  • Their behaviour is appropriate.
  • Observe the rules of safety.
  • Practice good security measures.
  • Follow up abuse allegations.
  • Never alone with a young person.
  • Recognise their position of trust.
  • Protect young people from harm.