The Scout Association has a number of valuable resources to help Leaders deal with issues such as child safety and bullying. There are also resources that are available for parents to understand the policies and procedures followed by the leadership team here at 1st Wargrave.
This information can be accessed by clicking on the following link:.
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks, now also known as the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Although the Group currently operates within the Policy Organisation and Rules of the Scout association with regards to all aspects of its running, including safeguarding and child protection, the Group Executive has agreed the following aim for all sections within the Scout Group in order to promote the safeguarding of all of our children:
The Group requests that at least 1 adult from each family completes a CRB check such that if asked to assist in any activity, both parents and leaders can be reassured that the likelihood of inappropriate adults being in close proximity to any children has been reasonably addressed and the risks minimised.
For those adults wishing to participate in any overnight Scouting activity (e.g. a Family Camp) the Group will strictly uphold the Scout Association requirements that all adult participants must have completed a CRB assessment.
It should be noted that most outdoor activities that are run in the Group can only be safely provided if all adults involved have been assessed for their suitability for working with children. For occasional helpers and parents assisting on a parent rota this can be readily addressed by means of the completion of a CRB check.
It is imperative that parents of a child within the 1st Wargrave Scout Group take an active role in the completion of the CRB form. Forms are available from your LEADER/or from the website and these should be completed and returned with appropriate ID to your LEADER who will check them and then pass on for processing.
If you are filling in a CRB for the first time please following the instructions here: OH and CRB Form
If this is a repeat application then instructions may be found here: http://members.scouts.org.uk/
The forms that require completion (ID checking and Adult information) may be found below. The first two links open PDF files that can be printed and completed by hand. The second two links are the same documents but may be completed by any PDF editor and then printed out.