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Safety Resources

Scouts Canada places great importance on creating a fun and safe environment for our members, especially children and youth. How do we create this environment? It’s a reflection of the culture of safety that extends throughout the organization.

 

How we keep youth safe

We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of youth, you can find out more about these below. We believe in embedding safety in everything that we do and creating a safe culture.

Code of Conduct

Volunteer Screening Policy

Child Abuse Prevention Policy

Bullying/Harassment Policy

Online Youth Safety Resources

Below please see a number of online resources ranging from provincial, national and international protection legislation to a listing of child protection agencies to information on other organizations that provide help and support to children and youth.

 

Manage Challenging Behaviours

Promoting Positive Behaviour and Managing Challenging Behaviour is a guide for Scouters that creates a consistent and respectful approach to addressing disruptive or negative conduct within a Section. It equips Section Scouters and Group Commissioners with best practices to prevent, manage and escalate poor or disruptive behaviour within a Section.

Guide to Promoting Positive Behaviour and Managing Challenging Situations

Concussion Guidelines for Scouting

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way a person may think and remember things for a short time, and can cause a variety of symptoms.

Concussion Guidelines for Scouting

Youth Protection Authorities

Canadian Child Protection Agencies

It is each and every volunteer’s responsibility to be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect, and to report any incidents, suspicions or disclosures. As part of Scouts Canada’s Child and Youth Safety training, provincial and/or territorial contact information for local child protection agencies and the police is provided below. Ensure this information is available to all volunteer members by providing either a printed copy or the appropriate web link.