We’re living in times when there is information available to us at a touch of a button, but with this availability of data come additional responsibility. All data that we hold about adult and youth members, whether we hold it electronically or in a paper format, must be held securely and only those who need the information should have access to it. When we’ve finished with the information it must be disposed of securely.

More information about can be found in the ‘Data protection and Scouting’ section of the Scout Association’s website

An additional point is surrounding access to emails. Many families may have a family email address. If you use your email for Scouting correspondence please make sure you use an email account that only you can access as you may receive information about individuals that may be of a sensitive nature. In addition, you should not discuss issues with those who do not need to know the detail.

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