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
Camp & Residential Planning Webinar - March 2022
Andy Taylor, Head of Centres, explores the issues you need to consider when planning for a camp or weekend away
Safeguarding Declaration
Use this template to ask adults participating in Woodcraft Folk activities to verify their suitability,...
Managing Behaviour
Key Principles Safety The safety of everyone involved is the most important factor; be it...
Updated Covid-19 Guidance - April 2022
Overview While restrictions across the UK have been eased, transmission of the Omicron variant of...
Responding to Concerns Webinar - December 2021
Join Owen, Woodcraft Folk's safeguarding lead, to hear about processes and procedures as well as helpful advice on responding to concerns when working with young people.
Managing Risk Webinar - November 2021
This session is focused on managing risk when working with our groups for children and young people
Local Safeguarding Plan Webinar - October 2021
This session focuses on developing a local safeguarding plan for your group or district.
Membership Secretary Guidance
The role of Membership Secretaries and Scotland Disclosure Signatories is essential to the effective recruitment...
Reporting & Recordkeeping Guidance
This guidance should be followed by all volunteers working in groups and districts across Woodcraft...
Woodcraft Folk’s activities are covered by employers’ liability and public liability insurance, providing that minimum...

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

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