Child Safety

Child Safe Scouting

The safety and wellbeing of the children in our care is our number one concern and priority. As a thriving, modern organisation, we strive to be vigilant in identifying and eradicating child abuse.

Our policy is to report any allegation of abuse to WA Police and other child protection authorities. Any Leader involved with such allegations will be immediately stood down pending further investigation.

Child Protection and Scout Leaders

Adults applying to join Scouts WA in any capacity are required to satisfy the requirements of a Working with Children Check and a Police and Character Check, and participate in a suitability interview.

All potential Adult Leaders are required to undertake a mandatory Police check prior to commencing activities with any section of Scouts WA. Approved Adult Leaders receive comprehensive ongoing training in dealing with children. All Leaders must sign a document under which they agree to abide by a Code of Conduct, which incorporates important child protection principles.

For more information see the Scouts Australia National Child Protection Policy with Western Australian Footnotes.

Scouts WA also maintains a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, available here.

The following forms are available on MyScout and below for use:

I2 – Incident/Near Miss Report Form
I3 – Minor First Aid Register

Reporting Abuse in Scouting

Scouts WA welcomes approaches from anyone wishing to talk to us about abuse that has happened in Scouting, regardless of when the abuse took place.

Incidents can be reported to Scouts WA Quality and Incident Officer (QIO), on 0400 525 629 or at

If for some reason the listed phone number goes to voicemail, please leave a message starting with ‘I would like to talk to someone privately about what happened to someone I know at Scouts’ along with your name and contact details. The call will be returned the same day, in a confidential environment to ensure privacy.

Immediate action will be taken for any matters involving the safety of youth members.


Scouting caters for the medical, physical and dietary requirements of Scouts by obtaining all necessary health information for members.

Scouts Australia has a National Safe Practice Policy as well as a National Risk Management System which has been developed in conjunction in accordance with AS/NZS 4360-2004.

Reasons to join Scouts WA

A unique

Our program is like nothing else, offering a huge range of activities and experiences for ages ranging from 6 to 25 – and new members can join at any stage of Scouts!

Fun and

From stories, games and craft to camping, bush adventures and water activities, Scouting offers activities to suit every interest and age group.

Growth and Learning

Scouts grow through adventure and new challenges. They make friends, build confidence and explore their abilities and interests. But most of all, Scouts have fun!

Diversity and Inclusion

Scouts WA values diversity and we warmly welcome members and volunteers from all backgrounds, and those with intellectual or physical disabilities.

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