Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults toolkit

The Ramblers helps everyone enjoy walking. At the same time we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of everyone who participates in Ramblers activities and will take every practical step to minimise the risk of harm, paying particular attention to the needs of those who are most vulnerable, including children and vulnerable adults. We are also committed to supporting fully our volunteers and staff in their work.

To assist in this, we have a comprehensive policy on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, with guidance notes for participants and volunteers involved with Ramblers activities .

You only need to read the guidelines relevant to you.

For further information and enquiries on safeguarding, please contact the safeguarding officer, Rebekkah Abraham (0207 339 8594

Guidance for walk leaders on safeguarding

Read this if you lead walks and/or other activities for your group or area.

Guidance for Ramblers groups and areas

Read this if you organise activities for your group or area, especially if children or vulnerable adults are likely to participate.

Guidance for participants

Read this if you are under 18 or a vulnerable adult planning to attend a Ramblers walk or other activity, or if you are a parent, guardian or carer.

Full policy and guidance

Read this to find out about the Ramblers’ full policy on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Publicity consent form

Use this form to obtain consent for publicity, photography, film and video use from participants in Ramblers activities.

Incident Report Form

Complete this form if there has been an incident. This includes when there is no immediate danger but you have a suspicion or concern that abuse is taking place; when an allegation of abuse has been made; if you are preparing a referral; or if there was any kind of notable incident involving a vulnerable adult or child during a Ramblers activity.

Downloading PDFs

Adobe Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To access PDF files you need Adobe Reader installed. If you don't have Adobe Reader on your computer, you can download it.

If you're having trouble downloading PDFs, you may want to right click on the 'Download' link and choose 'Save link as' and then open the document when it has been saved to your PC.

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