Child & Youth Protection
SCOUTS New Zealand takes health and safety and child & youth protection very seriously. Our Better Prepared strategic plan includes the key priority of Youth at the Centre, with a focus on keeping our youth safe from harm.
Please review our Code of Ethics and Child & Youth Protection Policy (in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014). We also have a social networking policy to help keep our members safe online, and this is also linked below.
NOTE TO MEMBERS:
If any member has child protection concerns, they are encouraged to call 0508SCOUTHELP to speak to the duty executive and report concerns immediately.
If your concerns relate to a young person in immediate danger and need of protection, please contact Police on 111 or Oranga Tamariki (0508 FAMILY).
Administration forms for reporting on Youth & Child Protection matters are also linked below.
>> Click here to download the Safe from Harm wallet card (PDF)
>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Code of Ethics
>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Child & Youth Protection Policy
>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Child & Youth Protection FAQ sheet
>> View and download Child & Youth Protection reporting forms
>> View Vulnerable Children's Act Factsheet (February 2015)
>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Social Networking Guidelines
For other Health and Safety policy and procedures, please refer to our Health and Safety page.