2 April 2020

The safety of our young people is always at the core of Scouting so it was really encouraging to have 26 leaders and other supporters attend the recent Safeguarding session which was led by Trainer, Christine Turner, from Harrogate.

Christine outlined the types of abuse and how they might be recognised, as well as the reporting procedure, stressing that the reporter must NOT investigate as this could hamper the work of the police and social workers. She also highlighted the dangers of letting simple procedures slip which can put both youth and adult members at risk.

It was encouraging to see so many volunteers willing to give up a Sunday afternoon to keep themselves up to date on such an important topic.