Safeguarding Policy

If You have a Safeguarding Concern

The Scout Association and Durham Scout County take the safety and safeguarding of our youth members very seriously and we have established procedures to safeguard the welfare and safety of our youth members.

As a parent or member of the public, if you have any concerns about the welfare or safeguarding of any young person in scouting, please contact your District Commissioner as soon as possible. If your concern is about any scout county matters (including Moor House Adventure Centre), please contact the County Commissioner as soon as possible.

If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your District Commissioner or the County Commissioner, ring our national Safeguarding Team on (0345) 300 1818 or 0208 433 7164 (this includes an out-of-hours system for urgent calls). If a young person is at immediate risk of harm please call the police.