All our Safeguarding policies, procedures, template forms and resources to help you make sure your groups maintain good safeguarding practice.

Safeguarding at Woodcraft Folk includes everything we do to ensure that children are supported effectively as they grow and develop, as well as how we will respond if a child or young person is believed to be at risk. Woodcraft Folk is part of the National Safeguarding Youth Forum, enabling us to share best practice with the wider youth work sector.

Group leaders and Local Safeguarding Leads can find more detailed operational guidance in the Resources section of Groop or in the Resource Drive (login required).

If you are concerned about child, young person or adult working within our organisation please contact [email protected]

Volunteer Training

Register to take the National Youth Agency's 'Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting' training course, recommended for all volunteers.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions for parents, carers and volunteers about how we keep young people safe at Woodcraft Folk

Safeguarding Policy

Read Woodcraft Folk's safeguarding policy, which sets out roles, responsibilities and expectations for our volunteers

Our safeguarding resources:

Type of resource
Applying for a DBS Certificate
If you want to volunteer with us and work with our children and young people, you will need a current DBS certificate.
DBS online system for Membership Secretaries
Information to help you access the online DBS system and verify an application.
Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco & Intoxicating Substances Policy
The use of intoxicating and addictive substances poses many issues for Woodcraft Folk members, both...
Have a Good Weekend
June 2021 Now that camping and overnight activities are permitted once again, how should you...
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy
Scope & Purpose This Health, Safety and Wellbeing policy applies to all volunteers, staff, (including...
Woodcraft Folk’s activities are covered by employers’ liability and public liability insurance, providing that minimum...
Introducing Safeguarding
Woodcraft Folk’s chief safeguarding officer takes us through the minimum requirements that all groups, camps...
Local Safeguarding Plan
The Local Safeguarding Plan for your group or district builds the bridge between Woodcraft Folk’s...
Meeting Online Safely
February 2021 Join our development officers Clare Ritchie and Lauren Karstadt for an overview of...
Member Screening Procedures
Woodcraft Folk is committed to the safety of children, young people and adults involved in...

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email [email protected] 

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