The Safe from Harm in Scouting project was born from a necessity of some National Scout Organisations within the European Scout Region to deepen the work of child protection and safeguarding.
This project, co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, serves not only to strengthen the capacity of the partner organisations but to streamline the concept of Safe from Harm across the European Scout Region and beyond, also offering expertise, resources and advice to other youth organisations willing to work on the topic.
Definition of Harm
This term refers to any detrimental effect on a persons’ physical, emotional or
psychological wellbeing and integrity.
What does Safe from Harm means?
Safe from Harm is a set of actions designed to ensure that every person involved in Scouting is responsible and committed to protecting children and young people inside or outside the Movement, so everyone can feel safe, at any time.
In the context of Scouting, keeping children and young people safe from
harm encompasses all areas of child and youth protection work. It includes a full range of strategies, systems and procedures that aim to promote that the well-being, development and safety of children and young people is a priority in all Scouting-related activities.
Within the context of an NSO (National Scout Organisation), implementing the policy requires putting in place a systemic approach to prevent and react to situations that may affect the well-being, development and safety of children and young people.
Aim of the Project
This project aims to strengthen the Safe from Harm capacity in the partner organisations by helping them to:
– Create or update their National Safe from Harm Policy
– Design and develop Training Materials for their Adults in the area of Safe from Harm
– Create e-Learning Modules in the Area of Safe from Harm to increase penetration of the content in the organisation.