Safeguarding: relevant procedures and practices

Safeguarding our members is very important to Woodcraft Folk, and there are many useful documents to help us work safely and respond well to any concerns. Below are the information and procedures that guide our safeguarding, and useful forms for local groups and Districts to implement good practice.

Staying Safe

You're in one of the main sections of Woodcraft Folk's New Group Journey training module. The most important points to remember are listed first, and following that is a fuller explanation of what you need to do in this area.

Online Training seminars

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Woodcraft Folk strive to be inclusive, open and accessible to all, with this aim in mind Woodcraft Folk began a series of online seminars in March. 

Changes to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

From 17th June 2013 the Disclosure & Barring Service are introducing the DBS Update service.

Learn 2 Play and Media Training CANCELLED

Event date: 
17 May 2013 - 7:00pm - 19 May 2013 - 3:00pm
Event location: 
The Activity Den, Stanley, County Durham

This event has unfortunately been cancelled.

This is a weekend of free training for new volunteers in Woodcraft Folk, or young Woodcraft Folk who want to develop their skills in leading a group. It will also include training for young people hoping to get involved with media at this summer's VCamp.

Volunteer Policy

Below you will find our Volunteer Policy available for download.

This policy seeks to:

  • Identify how Woodcraft Folk involves and recruits volunteers;
  • Make a strong commitment to supporting diversity;
  • Clarify what volunteers can expect from Woodcraft Folk and in return what is expected of them;
  • Confirm volunteer selection and screening requirements; and
  • Signpost volunteers and volunteer co-ordinators to a range of policies and resources that have been designed to support their engagement within Woodcraft Folk on a local and national level.

Safeguarding portal

Welcome to the Woodcraft Folk Safeguarding Portal 

In this section of the website you'll find all our Safeguarding policies, procedures, template forms and useful resources to help you make sure your District maintains good safeguarding pratice. We've split these resources into four main areas, click the headers below to be taken to each:

Safeguarding policy and procedure

Below are Woodcraft Folk's Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Procedures. Please contact the Woodcraft Folk Office if you have any queries about these documents.   

Full safeguarding procedures and policies are available at

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