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Child & Youth Protection

SCOUTS New Zealand takes health and safety and child & youth protection very seriously.  Our Better Prepared strategic plan includes the key priority of Youth at the Centre, with a focus on keeping our youth safe from harm.

Please review our Code of Ethics and Child & Youth Protection Policy (in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014).  If you have any questions, comments or concerns please send an email to scouthelp@scouts.nz and we will respond as soon as we can.

We also have a social networking policy to help keep our members safe online, and this is also linked below.

>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Code of Ethics

>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Child & Youth Protection Policy

>> View Vulnerable Children's Act Factsheet (February 2015)

>> View SCOUTS New Zealand Social Networking Guidelines

Complaints and Disciplinary Processes

SCOUTS New Zealand has a robust complaints process. The following documents provide overview and context to this process:

>> SCOUTS New Zealand Complaints Policy

>> Complaints Policy - Roles and responsibilities

>> Complaints Policy - Information for complainants

>> Disciplinary Process (PDF)

To lodge a complaint, complete the following form:

>> SCOUTS New Zealand Complaints form


For other Health and Safety policy and procedures, please refer to our Health and Safety page.