Safeguarding all young people and adults involved in scouting has never been more important.

Safeguarding is not just about keeping young people safe but also keeping yourself safe and knowing what to do if you have a concern about a young person.

Safeguarding training must be carried out by all adults at least every three years.

It is best practice to take part in a face-to-face workshop and Norfolk has two trainers who are accredited to deliver this. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend a workshop, The Scout Association’s e-learning module can be accessed via this link

If you would like to arrange a Safeguarding workshop please contact Shirley on Peter on or Trudy on


Online Safety

Young people do not separate their physical world from their online world as will take risks in the online world just as taking risks in the physical world is part of growing up.

It is important that all adults working with young people have the language to talk to youngsters about the online world, understand the risks and most importantly, know how to help young people when things go wrong.

Norfolk has a trainer accredited to deliver the Thinkuknow online safety package. Contact Trudy on

Helpful Links

Yellow Card Young People First – Yellow Card | Scouts

Orange Card Young People First – Orange Card | Scouts

Green Card Scouting and alcohol | Scouts