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From April 2022, your DBS will have to be re-checked every three years, not five. It is really important that DBS checks are kept up to date in order that we can provide an environment for our girls and volunteers which is as safe as possible. 


All the forms you need for running your Unit can be found on the Girlguiding Website.  Here you will also find guidance on the completion of Health Care Plans which apply to unit meetings as well as overseas trips.

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Girlguiding's new Finance Policy requires that a checklist and confirmation form be completed annually to ensure that the independent review of your Unit accounts has been carried out in line with Girlguiding's requirements. 


As a result of concerns raised by both parents and Leaders surrounding the use of mobile phones during Unit meetings and Guiding activities such as residential visits, we have produced some guidelines which we hope will help Leaders make decisions when faced with having to balance the benefits of girls having mobile phones to hand, with the need to safeguard our members.

Click here to download the guidelines. Please note this is not a policy document and should not be referred to as such.


Click here to download information on the Guiding Delivery Proposal Form. If you have an idea for a training, activity day, resource, publication, challenge, event, or another form of initiative, you can now give us all the information we need on an easy to complete form and your idea can then be considered by the Guiding Delivery Committee.


Young people aged 16 - 18 no longer require recruitment checks even when attending residential events. However, current legislation means it is essential that they are supervised at all times irrespective of whether it is a local meeting or a residential event. Recruitment checks must be carried out if a young person turns 18 prior to attending a residential event.

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Girlguiding's Keeping information safe e-learning should be completed by all members.  It will help you understand data protection in the UK and how GDPR affects your role in Guiding. 

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Diversity and inclusion is about embracing and celebrating our differences, and ensuring we give all our members, both girls and volunteers, the same chances.  It is something we are passionate about as an organisation and we would like to introduce you to the Region's New Inclusion Team:


Click here to download a copy of our Privacy Notice. You can also view the notice online here - Privacy Notice.

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Click here for the Region's updated guidance on how to make a Girlguiding Safeguarding referral. 




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