Group Safeguarding Policy


It is our Group policy and that of the National Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all young people by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All members have a duty to report concerns or suspicions and a right to do so in confidence and free from harassment.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a young person or there is a concern, complaint or allegation about an adult or yourself, inside or outside Scouting, you should raise the matter with one of our Section Leaders immediately. 

Other direct contacts: Contact number: Online:
Diane Cracknell (Group Scout Leader)     07784 861218
Kerry Clark (District Commissioner – Potters Bar Scouts) (connection not secure)
The County Office (Hertfordshire Scout County) 0208 236 0040
The Scout Information Centre (National Association) 0345 300 1818 Scout Association: Safe and Sound leaflet
The N.S.P.C.C. 0808 800 5000 NSPCC: Keeping Children Safe

Every adult helper in our Group should have a copy of the Young People First code of practice. It’s known as the Yellow Card.

Cuffley Scout Group Notices Safeguarding Policies. Young People First. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Adults and Leaders

If you don’t have a current copy please follow this National Scout Association Website link to download one.