Safeguarding Officer

How do I get a DBS?

All volunteers who regularly attend a group (more than once a month), or participate in residential activities, are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure, and become a full member of Woodcraft Folk. DBS forms can be completed online at woodcraft.org.uk/dbs-online

Please complete membership before applying for a DBS online.  

The Courier Online Home

Welcome to The Courier

This is the main online page for The Courier, Woodcraft Folk's co-operative newspaper. Here you can find a digital version of the newspaper, download the pdf, install The Courier app on your phone, donate to help tell more people about Woodcraft Folk and most crucially of all, get involved with shaping and writing Woodcraft Folk's co-operative newspaper.

Template Risk Assessment

Below you can download editable template Risk Assessments, for use when planning activities and events. Use this in conjunction with your Health and Safety Policy and the Accident Report form

The Word version is a straightforward risk assessment that will meet the minimum requirements if completed correctly and shared with volunteers supporting the activity.

Local safeguarding plans

Below are examples of District safeguarding plans. All Districts are required to create their own safeguarding plan - you can download the template for your District safeguarding plan below. Contact Debs McCahon if you need support to develop your safeguarding plan.

Mentoring taster session

Click the link below to download a new taster workshop about the Woodcraft Folk mentoring programme. This workshop is designed to help young people think about roles which they would be interested in taking which having a mentor might give the added confidence and support to commit to. Also it is great for people who are interested in being mentors and would like to get a taste of what this would involve. 

Harrow Woodcraft Folk 80th Ann

Harrow Woodcraft Folk 80th Anniversary Party Invitation

Harrow Woodcraft Folk 80th Ann

Harrow Woodcraft Folk 80th Anniversary Party Invitation

Example Equal Opportunities Policy

This is an example of a District Equal Opportunities Policy submitted by Boveney District. You can either read it here on-screen or download a PDF version by clicking on the link below.

Example Complaints Policy

This is an example Complaints Policy submitted by Boveney District. You can either read it on-screen here or download a PDF version by clicking on the link below.

Example Health Form

This is an example of a Health Form from Liss District which you might want to adapt for you own Group/District.


Please click on the link below to download a Word version of the form.

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