Be a safety hero: Child Safety Week, 24 to 30 June
There are many small steps you can take to ensure that children in your care do not suffer serious harm. This week is the ideal time to focus on staying safe.
Child Safety Week is the flagship community education campaign from the Child Accident Prevention Trust, raising awareness of serious childhood accidents and how to prevent them. They're encouraging all those who work with young people to 'be a safety hero'.
Stay safe in Scouting
Check out the following resources to stay safe.
- Download free Stay Safe leaflets for young people from 6 to 18, which provide guidance on staying safe online and in the real world. They also explain to young people how they can report something that makes them feel worried or upset. Find out more.
- Leaders and section volunteers can find tools, learning and resources in the safety area of the Member Resources site at scouts.org.uk.
- Keep meeting places safe with informative safe and sound posters, available from Scout Shops.
Teaching young people how to stay safe
There are loads of different ways to make safety fun. If you're a Scouting volunteer and need ways to work safety into your Scouting programme, visit Programmes Online.
Get together and create a Code of Conduct
Beaver, Cub and Scout branded Code of Conduct templates are now available at the Scout Print Centre. They're a great way to get young people to think about how they can work together to create a positive environment: one that encourages respect, values opinions, celebrates differences and promotes positive relationships. To get started, sign in to scouts.org.uk and click 'Print Centre' in the My Tools menu. Then browse the resources for your section via the options on-screen.