Child protection for new groups

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Woodcraft Folk have a Safeguarding Policy, which you should read and follow. You can read it here along with other useful documents relating to safeguarding:

But in essence you will be required to complete Disclosure and Barring Service checks for all regular adult volunteers. As a group you will be supported to develop your own Safeguarding Plan, structured to help you implement the Safeguarding Policy based on your particular setting - venue, range of activities, age group etc.

There is also regular safeguarding training available on a local, regional and national level. Safeguarding is also an integral part of all Woodcraft Folk training courses. Please contact Debs McCahon at for more information. Alternatively you can access safeguarding training from your Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, simply google the name of your town and ‘Local Safeguarding Children Board’ to find your nearest agency.


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