We’ve made some changes to the Yellow Card.

From 1 January 2024, the new requirement is for everyone to report any concern directly to the UK HQ Safeguarding Team.  

This makes sure that we’re aware of concerns as soon as possible and can put measures in place to minimise risks to children, young people and adults at risk.

The UK HQ Safeguarding team will be on hand to provide volunteers with advice, support and guidance from the moment a concern is reported. If a volunteer informs another member about the concern, then both individuals must then report direct to the UK HQ Safeguarding team.

Another change we’ve made is that anyone reporting a concern who has a personal relationship or family connection with those involved needs to step back from the situation and inform the UK HQ Safeguarding Team.

Everyone is expected to follow the new procedures from 1 January 2024.

You can read the new Yellow Card on this page