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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.