Child & Youth Protection
Scouts Aotearoa 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.
Youth Yellow Card
The Youth Yellow Card is a tool we are rolling out nationwide to help young people understand
what to expect from adults, and who to contact if they ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
View the short video.
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 Aotearoa Code of Ethics
>> View Scouts Aotearoa Child & Youth Protection Policy
>> View and download Child & Youth Protection reporting forms
>> View Vulnerable Children's Act Factsheet (February 2015)
>> View Scouts Aotearoa Social Networking Guidelines
>> Go to the Online Child and Youth Protection Course
>> Go to the Online Child and Youth Protection Course - Instructions to log in
>> Child Protection and Learning Modules Quick Guide
For other Health and Safety policy and procedures, please refer to our Health and Safety page.