It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, that all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of the participants. To support this there are a number of resources on the Safety issues area of the headquarters web site.
Near miss reporting
The Scout Association want to hear details of near misses within Scouting (unplanned events that did not result in normally reportable injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so). This is so that we can update our best practise and guidance for members to try and ensure the same incident does not happen in the future with more serious consequences. It is not about finding fault with those involved in the near miss. The West Sussex near miss form can be found here.
The training is available to anyone who wants to complete it. However, it is primarily aimed at volunteers who need to complete their ongoing safety training for review.
County Safety Co-ordinator
The County has a County Safety Co-ordinator whose role is to promote The Association’s Safety Policy within the County. To advise the County Management Team and Executive Committee on the implementation of the Association’s Safety Policy within the County and to assist District Commissioners in operating the policy.
For general enquiries or to contact our County Safety Co-ordinator.