Safeguarding Awareness update training - South East & South Western Districts

22nd March 2014, 9:15

Location: Kings Park Hotel, Mill Street, Rutherglen, G73 2LX

Time:  Registration - 9.15am and finished by no later than 12.30pm (including optional Internet Safety awareness training).

Uniform: There is no need for Scout Uniform.

What to bring: Notepad & pen.

Tea & Coffee provided.

The format is a brief PowerPoint presentation followed by discussion groups and case studies so that leaders can share ideas. Issues covered include:

  • Bullying - preventative strategies, recognising the signs and how to deal with it.
  • Keeping young people safe - different forms of abuse, warning signs and procedure to report concerns.
  • Safeguarding code of practice - advice for leaders to stay safe and recognising inappropriate behaviour by adults or young people in the group.
  • Internet safety - online dangers for young people and guidance for leaders on use of social media.
  • Resources and support - how to obtain resources, run a group activity and where to find help.

At the end of the mandatory training, delegates will be invited to stay-on for an optional 1 hour presentation on Internet Safety, Grooming, Social Media use and more in-depth awareness of how to keep young people safe online.

To apply to complete this course, click here - please note that there is no cost for this, (numbers strictly limited).

Important note: the Safeguarding Awareness training is not suitable for new leaders or for Explorer Scout young leaders. It is ongoing learning for those that have been in post for a few years and will shortly be due for an appointment review. 

For more background information on why The Scout Association has introduced a requirement for Safeguarding Awareness Training, please click here to see an email that was sent to GSLs and Group Contacts -