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

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
Safeguarding Policy
Woodcraft Folk’s Safeguarding Policy must be followed by everyone, and across all the organisation’s activities,...
PVG & Screening webinar
This webinar is aimed at Scottish Membership Secretaries. The online video takes you through the...
Supporting young people with additional needs
This online session is aimed at group leaders and helpers. The webinar covers inclusion, reasonable...
Transport to Camps & Residentials
Advice on transporting volunteers, young people and equipment to your campsite or residential venue
Gas Safety Guidance
Advice for groups on the safe use of bottled gas (LPG cylinders) for cooking at camp
Camp & Residential Checklist
Complete this checklist to let us know about an upcoming camp or residential, and ensure that you've met the requirements of Woodcraft Folk's insurance cover
First Aid Guidance
Determine what level of first aid training and cover you need for your activities
Risk Assessment
A simple template for use when risk assessing group activities
Supporting Vulnerable Persons
This policy document should be used by all Woodcraft Folk staff and volunteers when fundraising...
Staying Safe
An adaptable session plan to support you to run safeguarding training for volunteers in your group or district - designed to last up to 2 hours.

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

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