Safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, Scouts NSW puts young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Our aim is to create a safe and secure environment where every child understands they have a right to feel safe. Scouts NSW has a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse. Child Protection is our number one priority and is everyone’s

Every adult and child in Scouting in NSW must be aware of and familiar with the Scouts NSW Child Protection Policy and Procedures and understand who they can approach and the appropriate steps to take, should any form of abuse be brought to their attention.

Yes. We have a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics we expect everyone to abide by. This code is shared with all adults involved in Scouting – regardless of their role. All Leaders and volunteers agree to abide by the Scouts NSW Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics when they submit their application to become

All our volunteers give their time freely to help young people thrive. Some volunteers lead their group week in and week out. Others call in occasionally to share a specific skill or provide an extra pair of hands – whether they’re abseiling down mountains, helping a group of eight-year olds build a robot, or expertly

Our Youth Safe Advocates (YSA) scheme provides support for youth members by providing them with a safe environment where they are aware of their rights to feel safe and can speak openly about any issues and concerns they may have. Our trained panel of Youth Safe Advocates attend Scout activities and events across the State