Our principles of care
We provide support for young people with a broad range of care needs, including personal care. At all times this is carried out with dignity and respect and mindful of the Scout Association’s Child Protection Policy which seeks always to safeguard children from harm and the principles of the National Care Standards.
All our work in this area is governed by five clear principles – our ‘Principles of Care’:
All Scouts should be and feel safe at all times
All Scouts will be treated with respect and dignity
All Scouts will experience nurturing care and support by volunteers who fully understand their needs
All Scouts have the right to exercise their own independence as much as possible – of thought, decision making and in practical actions
All Scouts will be included in every activity, with appropriate adaptations made to meet the needs of each young person
The support we provide
We have a team of over 100 volunteers who provide one to one support for all our young people to meet whatever care needs they have. Most of our volunteers are also young people and young adults, which is important for us in creating an inclusive space for young people to be themselves.
We currently support young people with a range of support needs – including young people who are non-verbal, require incontinence care or have complex epilepsy.
The whole point of our group existing is to provide support for young people with complex disabilities so please get in touch to discuss your child’s needs – complexity is rarely a barrier to joining us!