Safe from Harm is the highest priority for the Scout Movement. We believe it is our responsibility to help create a safe and inclusive environment everyone in Scouting, and enable the self-development of young people through positive and healthy interpersonal relationships.
Over the years, we have made significant efforts to strengthen safeguarding for children, youth adults involved in Scouting across the Scout Movement, and are actively working to support National Scout Organizations to meet the Safe from Harm requirements for WOSM membership by developing and implementing policies, programmes and practices benchmarked against international standards for child and youth safety.
Safe from Harm is integrated in all aspects of World and Regional Scout events. World Scouting has taken significant steps to strengthen child and youth safeguarding, including by having a dedicated code of conduct, supporting Listening ears available for participants, and Safe from Harm procedures as part of the standard toolkit for World Scout Events. Scouts can also learn more about Safe from Harm during educational offerings at World Scout events, such as the Better World Tent and the well-being area at JOTA-JOTI.