Mandatory Ongoing Learning
All member who holds an appointment for which Safety and Safeguarding training are completed as part of Getting Started, are required to keep this training up to date by retaking the modules every three years.
Members are required to complete the approved Scouting specific safeguarding training at least every three years. This module provides the information that all adults in Scouting need to know, to keep young people and adults safe. It covers the Safeguarding Policy, the Young People First Safeguarding Card Code of Practice (Yellow Card), how to recognise abuse, concerns and how to make Scouts safe. Online learning can be found when you CLICK HERE
Members are required to complete Scouting specific safety training at least every three years. This module provides the information that all adults in Scouting need to know to keep young people and adults safe. It covers the Safety Policy, how to assess and manage risk, role of leader in charge,
emergency, incident and near miss procedures and how to access safety resources and guidance for the safe management of activities. Online learning can be found when you CLICK HERE
Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and then renew this at intervals of no more than every three years.
The minimum first aid required is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of activities in remote environments.
Who needs first response?
All adults in scouting holding a Leader, Manager or Supporter appointment.
The First Response training is designed specifically for adults in Scouting and Girlguiding, based on the situations and issues that occur within those roles. It is not, therefore, externally recognised.
The First Response must be ‘in date’ when a Wood Badge is issued and renewed at intervals of no more than every three years (see transition guidance in first aid updates).
All groups undertaking activities in remote environments (as defined in POR rule 9.7i) must have immediate access to someone holding a relevant and current Full First Aid Certificate.
In order to run a First Response course, the trainer is required to be either an externally qualified First Aid trainer, or hold a Full First Aid Certificate and The Scouts Presenting and Facilitating modules.
Length of course
First response – 6 hours (three 2 hour sessions)
Full first aid – 14 hours/ two days