The well being of the Young People in Scouting is an important part of what we do.  All leaders are required to have a DBS check performed when they take on a role in Scouting and this is redone every 5 years. 

Part of the leader training is about Safeguarding, Safety  and First Aid (For more adventurous activities such as Mountain Hiking/ Canoeing additional training in Outdoor First aid is also required.


Young people first: safeguarding and safety in Scouting


Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Here's how.



Questions? Give us a call on 0345 300 1818.

Safeguarding concerns? Contact our team directly at safeguarding@scouts.org.uk


Scouts is an Equal Opportunities organisation and every effort is taken to ensure that everyone can participate and get the best of the experience. 


Mental Wellbeing is also an important part of what we do, and an essential part of Scouting is outdoor activities, and spending time outdoors has been proven to improve our state of mind. There is also no shame in asking for help, here are some website links that can provide assistance. 


Youngminds is a mental well-being site designed for teenagers and for parents of teenagers to get help tips and hints on dealing with several issues. 

NHS website with the top 5 top tips on how to deal and way that don't help with people mental well-Being .

We're the UK's leading children’s charity. We’ve been looking out for children for over 130 years. 

As well as the 24 hour helpline 0800 1111 there is also a website for more help and advice for under 18's.

Honest information about drugs and alcohol.

Non-judgmental support and information for people under 25 on everything.

Your online mental wellbeing community for free, safe and anonymous support.

Families should have access to active support and understanding. 

 Your free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts.

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 

We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact.

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.