Child Safety is the top priority within Scouts NT.
At Scouts NT our aim is to create a safe and secure environment where every child understands they have a right to feel safe. Your children are in good hands every time you drop them off at your local Scout Hall or event.
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Scouts NT has a zero tolerance policy towards abuse of any kind.
It is important that every adult and child in Scouting in NT is aware of and familiar with the NT Child Protection Policy (link to document) and Scouts Australia Child Protection Summary Sheet (link to document) and understand who they can approach and the appropriate steps to take, should any form of abuse be brought to their attention.
Child Protection is our number one priority and is everyone’s responsibility.
At Scouts NT:
- All Leaders are thoroughly screened, undergo a National Police check, and must hold a valid Working with Children Card (Ochre Card).
- Adult Leaders receive comprehensive, ongoing training across a range of subjects including leadership, WHS, and child protection.
- At least one person trained in first aid attends all major events.
- At least two adults are present at all meetings and events.
- We will liaise with you to ensure we have the information necessary to cater for your child's individual medical, physical and dietary requirements.
- Operoo – live medical information system is utilised across Scouts NT.
Scouts Australia provides excellent materials for combating bullying for all sections and Scout Members via the Breaking the Cycle program.
All suspicions, concerns or allegations about criminal matters or child protection matters should be reported directly to the Chief Commissioner, the President or the Office Manager at the NT Office.
If a young person is in imminent danger, the matter should be reported directly and immediately to NT Police on 131444.
Where a report is made to the police, you should also subsequently notify the NT Office.