Policies, Organisation and Rules


All Safeguarding concerns MUST be reported directly to Scouts UK HQ Safeguarding Team.

The welfare of children and young people is our priority and everyone has a duty to report safeguarding concerns. This applies to all concerns, no matter how insignificant they might seem or when they happened or whether they happened inside or outside of Scouts. You can report by:

If a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm call 999 or 112 and ask for the police. You can also call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email them at help@nspcc.org.uk for additional support. Tell the UK HQ Safeguarding Team you have done this.

If you have a personal relationship or family connection with anyone involved in the report, you will be asked to step back from the situation and inform the Scouts HQ Safeguarding team.