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Click here to download the e-mail addresses of the Region's Lead Volunteers. 

 
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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.

 

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 is committed to being an inclusive organisation that is accessible to all girls and young women - no matter what their identity, background, or additional needs. 

The County/Island Inclusion Advisers have produced a leaflet offering help and advice for Leaders, enabling them to create a safe environment where all girls feel an equal sense of belonging and can receive tailored support to reach their maximum potential. The leaflet contains information on how to make contact with your Inclusion Adviser and where you can find further information on any issues affecting your unit. Click here to download.

 
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Girlguiding's Keeping information safe e-learning will help you understand data protection in the UK and how GDPR affects your role in Guiding. The training should only take you around 30 minutes to complete and you will find it really useful. 

 
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New checklists and risk assessments are being issued by Girlguiding with the return to face-to-face Unit meetings, and Region are offering support for Commissioners who are signing these off for the first time.

 

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

 

Our region safeguarding reporting template is currently under review following new guidance from Girlguiding.

For advice relating to a safeguarding concern or enquiry, please contact the Region Safeguarding Team - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have a concern about a girl or volunteer and need advice or support, then contact the HQ Safeguarding Team on 020 7834 6242 ext 3037 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For out of hours emergencies, call 07508 032997 (5pm - 10pm Monday - Friday, and 9am - 10pm Saturday/Sunday).  Please do not text the out of hours number as the Team are unable to access these messages.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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