Advice and Guidance

Safeguarding Reporting & Record Keeping

Safeguarding our members is very important to Woodcraft Folk, below is guidance on reporting & record keeping along with a list of forms & templates to help you work safely, respond well to any concerns and implement good practice.

Safeguarding Member Screening

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.

The following are guidance documents that will support you with member screening and vetting of new members:

Using JustGiving for your District fundraising

A number of our Districts use JustGiving to raise money and you can do the same too!! 

Widening Participation

Woodcraft Folk is committed to widening participation in our movement.

Annual Gathering 2016 argreed:

“That Woodcraft Folk will proactively support vulnerable communities by targeting children from these communities for recruitment. This contributed to our commitment in our Bigger and Better plan to ‘reach out to new communities’.

Being part of the Folk

Woodcraft Folk is a UK-wide movement, and while there is a lot of flexibility about how groups work to deliver our Aims & Principles, our volunteers and young members are supported by a structure and by ways of doing things that are common to the whole of Woodcraft Folk.

Membership

Uniqueness

 Woodcraft Folk has an approach and an outlook that is different from any other provision for children and young people. If both our activities and the way that we deliver them is inspired and underpinned by Woodcraft Folk’s Aims & Principles, then the difference will be apparent, even in a group for younger children. Many young people will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of out of school activities, including sports teams, youth clubs, religious groups and uniformed groups (e.g. Guides, Cadets, Boys Brigade).

Structure

Woodcraft Folk is open to all ages, from birth to adult. The organisation’s purpose, according to our constitution, is:

The advancement of education and the empowerment of children and young people for the public benefit by encouraging children and young people to participate in society, improving their lives and others through active citizenship; and promoting the interests and welfare of children and young people. 

1.1 - Our Aims & Principles

The work of Woodcraft Folk groups is underpinned by a unique philosophy which makes the way we work different from other organisations for children and young people. This philosophy is outlined in our Aims & Principles, and describes what Woodcraft Folk believes about young people and the wider world.

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