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.
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:
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.