Being safe at Scouts and Venturers
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, always call 000
For information on reporting child abuse, harm, or neglect, please scroll down
Trigger warning: the articles below discuss child abuse and assault. You can find links to support services and helplines here or at the bottom of this page.
Scouts and Venturers should be safe for you, your friends, your family, your Leaders, and anyone else who happens to be around. It should also be a welcoming place for everyone, regardless of where you’re from, what languages you speak, whether you have a disability, what gender you identify as, or your sexuality.
All adult members of Scouting are required to do a few things before we even let them register – if you’re a Venturer about to turn 18, you may have to do some of these things soon too – and then a few other things once they’ve signed up. They include:
- Holding a Working With Children Check
- Getting a Police Check (if they’re going to be wearing a Leader’s uniform)
- Completing Child Safe Training (and lots of other training)
- Agreeing to the Adults in Scouting Code of Conduct (LINK)
We make all adults in Scouting do this in order to help keep you and all other members of our organisation safe from abuse of any sort.