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Safeguarding Forms

We have created two new forms to help you with reporting and recording all actions taken when making a safeguarding disclosure to Girlguiding. We have also created a guidance sheet which explains the forms and how to use them. If you have any queries or questions relating to safeguarding, please e-mail .

Click here to download the guidance sheet.

Click here to download the Safeguarding Notification Concern Form - Part 1.

Click here to download the Safeguarding Concern Form - Part 2.

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Privacy Notice

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

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Including all

Including all LeafletGirlguiding 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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Guidance on the Use of Mobile Phones

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.

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Property Management Guidelines

Useful information for Units, Districts, Divisions and Counties that own property.

Click here to download.

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Guiding Delivery Proposal Form

Click here to download information on the new 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.

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Walking Scheme Route Cards

Walking BadgeClick on the links below to download a blank Walking Scheme Route Card. The card is appropriate for all levels of the Walking Scheme. The Excel file will do the adding up for you, the pdf file can be printed onto paper and completed manually.

Walking Scheme Blank Route Card (PDF)

Walking Scheme Blank Route Card (XLS)

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Region Logo

Region LogoAs part of our strategy to “Grow Guiding” in the Region, we want to make sure that our brand is clearly recognised. If you click on the link below you will find guidance on how we would like our logo to be used on all documents, whether paper or electronic, which are produced in the Region.

Click on the other links to access the logos. If you have any questions or any problems at all with resizing these and incorporating them into your documents, do call the Region Office.

Guidance on Use of Logos

Region Logo Black and White

Region Logo Colour

Region Logo Low Resolution for Screen Use

Region Logo with Wesbite Address

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Guiding Grants

Grants and loan funds are available to help individuals with the cost of attending trainings and conferences; to assist those suffering financial hardship to raise funds in order to attend an event, camp, or international event; or to help groups with the cost of building or maintenance projects.

Click here to download information on all the grant and loan funds available from Girlguiding South West England.

Click here to download the Leadership and Training Grant Criteria and Application Form.

Click here to download the Revolving Fund Loans Criteria and Application Form.

Click here to download the Buchanan Opportunities Fund Grant Criteria and Application Form.

Click here to download the Baden Powell International Fund Grant Criteria and Application Form for Girlguiding Go for Gold projects.

Contact Jenni Freeth, regarding any of the above.

Click here to find out about the grants and funding available from Girlguiding including the Starting a New Unit Grant and the UK Units in Need Grant which helps Units situated in areas of deprivation or struggling financially.

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Press Release Templates

Here you will find a whole list of different templates to help you publicise your Unit's news. These are for everyone to use, not just PRAs.

Leadership Qualification Press Release

Leader Leaving Press Release

Appointment of Commissioner Press Release

Bag Packing Press Release

Pre Jumble Sale Press Release

Post Jumble Sale Press Release

Nativity or Christmas Service Press Release

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Guiding Awards

Silver Oak LeafDo you know someone in your District, Division or County/Island who is special and who you feel deserves recognition for what they do for Guiding? Have you thought about nominating them for a Guiding Award?

Click on the links below to find out about the different Awards that can be presented to Members and non-members.

Awards Information Sheet

Guidelines for Writing Letters of Support for Girlguiding Awards

The South West England Silver Oak Leaf Award

The South West England Compass Award

The South West England Young Adult Leaders Award

If you have any further queries, please contact Jenni Freeth on .

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How to Nominate a Guiding Member for a National Honour

Contact the Region Office for a copy of our leaflet which explains how to nominate a Girlguiding volunteer for a National Honour in recognition of their achievements and for their services to Guiding. Many of those who receive Region and National Guiding Awards would be worthy recipients of a National Honour and you probably know of others who also deserve to be recognised. Take that first step by reading the leaflet and finding out more.

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Useful Downloads

- Grants from Girlguiding
- Guiding Awards
- Guiding Delivery Proposal Form
- Including all Leaflet
- Mobile Phones - Guidance on Their Use
- National Honours - How to Nominate
- Press Release Templates
- Privacy Notice
- Property Management Guidelines
- Region Logo
- Safeguarding Forms
- Walking Scheme Route Cards

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Girlguiding South West England is an operating name of The Guide Association South West England. Registered Charity No. 305951

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