Feeling Safe

Everyone in Scouts, youth and adults alike, have the right to feel safe and be protected from abuse. No one is allowed to threaten you, hurt you or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or afraid.

A Scout is Respectful and this applies to all interactions between all participants, youth and adults at State Rally.

You do not have to deal with abuse on your own. If you feel unsafe or threatened or you see or hear anything that causes you concern please speak to the Leaders on the activities or at HQ. Your concerns will be taken seriously. The information will not be shared with the person who is making you feel unsafe. Information will only be shared with people who can support and protect you.

If, for any reason, you do not feel that concerns of this nature raised at State Rally have been satisfactorily dealt with, please, on your return home, report your concerns directly to the Chief Commissioner, the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Youth Safety, Compliance and Support), the CEO or the Child Protection Officer at the State Scout Service Centre on: 02 9735 9000 or via [email protected].

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