A framework for Safe from Harm in the Youth Programme
The recent 42nd World Scout Conference and Youth Forum reaffirmed our commitment as a Movement towards ensuring the safety and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Scouting. The Conference Resolution 2021-04 Strengthening Safe from Harm across the Movement and the amendment to the Constitution of WOSM reinforce the importance of safeguarding as one of our highest priorities during the 2021-2024 Triennium.
To achieve this goal of creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members, WOSM continues to develop resources and offer tailored support to National Scout Organizations (NSOs) through WOSM Services to ensure the highest Safe from Harm standards are being followed by Member Organizations and implemented within the Youth Programme.
The Safe from Harm Framework for Youth Programme introduces a series of toolkits called “Safe Scouts”. These toolkits are designed to support adult leaders in discussing Safe from Harm topics such as bullying or online safety with Scouts. The framework outlines the rationale behind the toolkit series, as well as the objectives and format of the toolkits and their target audience.
Two toolkits are already part of this framework, the Anti-bullying Toolkit and the new Online Safety Toolkit. The Online Safety Toolkit provides information around essential areas of online safety such as data privacy, digital citizenship and connecting with others. These resources were developed to support NSOs to tackle complex topics with members at the local level using fun activities and child- and youth-friendly language.
If you have any further questions about the Safe from Harm resources, please contact Pauline Grangette, Junior Manager, Adult Development at the World Scout Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Scouting,
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