Safeguarding policy

The Award is committed to:

  • Ensuring the interests and well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults are taken into account, in all our considerations and activities, wherever in the world those may
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we, our licensees and associated organisations
  • Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse and to promote their health, wellbeing and human
  • Promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and their protection within a position of trust.

Award Leaders and other adults working with the Award are required to comply with their own organisation’s child protection policy, as well as comply with whatever national laws are in place. It is also the case that Award Centres are licensed subject to a set of standards, one of which requires all staff and volunteers working with young people to be vetted for suitability (using the most appropriate local systems) and to sign a Code of Conduct agreement laying out their obligations.