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  • Insufficient Training

    I volunteer with a Scouts group. However, upon first expressing an interest in volunteering, I was able to take a group of children and work with them on activities without a DBS, guidelines or safeguarding training. Although other leaders were present, further guidance should have been offered for safety of young children.

    I have been with the group for some time now and even with the DBS, I still have had no contact from the central organisation or from leaders in the groups I work with on how to engage and safeguard children.
    With the knowledge of what can happen, it’s so very important that all adults involved with Scouts has some form on online or in-person training on safeguarding, PREVENT and H&S basics.