The Safety Active Support Unit (ASU) is available to provide advice and support to Groups and Districts in ensuring that Scouting takes place in a safe environment.

The Safety ASU is particularly concerned with providing advice on Meeting places, Scout owned or managed buildings, and organising events. The Safety in Scouting Team is not directly concerned with adventurous activities for which the Activity Team provides advice and support.

Contacts – Safety ASU

Howard de Silva, Acting County Safety Coordinator
Ian May, member of Safety ASU
Alex Richards, South East Berkshire
Bob Wilson, South Berkshire
Ken Cooper, Windsor & Eton

Safety policy of The Scout Association

It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to seek, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure that:

  • all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of participants;
  • the provision and maintenance of equipment and buildings for members and others is safe and without risk to health and adequate for their welfare;
  • information, instruction, training and supervision is provided with the object of ensuring the health and safety of all those involved in Scouting activities or who may be affected by them;
  • appropriate arrangements are made to ensure safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, transport, storage and handling of equipment, and substances which are inherently or potentially dangerous.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme