Advice and Guidance


From time to time, even the most effectively run group will need some input to ensure that it continues to thrive.

Next Steps

These support materials have focused mainly on running group night activities, and on supporting the smooth administration of a Woodcraft Folk group. However, camping trips and international exchanges provide immense scope for young people to put what they have learned into practice.

Staying Safe

Membership of Woodcraft Folk is open to everyone who supports the organisation’s aims, from birth to adult. However, we are principally an organisation for children and young people, and every leader has a responsibility to put the needs of our young members first.
Volunteers have a legal responsibility to protect the safety and welfare of the young people they come into contact with.

Grant Funding Opportunities for Districts & Groups

This page provides information to help Districts and Groups get grants. 

Current grants available

A regularly-updated list of grants can be found here

Behaviour Management Guidance

Please find below Woodcraft Folk's Behaviour Management Guidance.

Anti-bullying principles and guidance

Please find below Woodcraft Folk's anti-bullying principles and guidance.

Data protection guidance for groups

This guidance is to support all groups in managing personal and senstive data in keeping with data protection regulations.

Complaints, Disciplinary and Appeals Policy and Procedure

Below is Woodcraft Folk's Disputes and Complaints Procedure for groups and districts. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office on 020 7703 4173 or

Safeguarding - concerned about a child

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 is the information you need to act on safeguarding concerns in your group or District.

Please do not hesitate to contact for advice, support and report a concern. 

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