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What is social safety?

Social security within our group means that members feel and feel protected against cross-border behavior in the association. Cross-border behavior is understood to mean exceeding standards (code of conduct) and the law. Such as: morals, embezzlement, bullying, peer pressure, violence etc.
Together with Scouting Nederland, we actively participate in the protection of all members at local, regional and national level. Awareness and prevention are important ingredients that contribute to a socially safe environment.

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Code of Conduct

The code of conduct sets limits in contact with minors. This code should be endorsed by anyone who fulfills a position within our Scouting group. We use the Scouting Nederland code of conduct, which you can download here. All volunteers are made aware of this code of conduct at the start of their voluntary work.

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Certificate of good conduct

When you think of children, young people and Scouting, you immediately think of play, fun and a challenging life. No one associates these words with transgressive behavior. A mandatory Certificate of Good Behavior (VOG) is one of the measures that the Service Kring JOTA-JOTI  has taken to provide a safe environment within our organization. The Scouting Netherlands Household Regulations offer sufficient possibilities to exclude and / or unsubscribe members in the event of cross-border behavior and  or failure to submit a VOG.


Appointment Policy

The Service Kring JOTA-JOTI has a volunteer who coaches and guides our team members. To ensure that the wishes and expectations of (new) volunteer (s) match with the wishes of our organization, we not only conduct introductory meetings / intake interviews, but we have also agreed in accordance with the Scouting Netherlands Internal Regulations that the first 3 months will be a kind of trial period. to be. We also request a VOG for every volunteer. In the trial period we zoom in further on the substantive function within the team and inform our (new) volunteer about all kinds of training courses that he / she can follow to feel as part of our organization as quickly as possible. As a board, we use various methods developed by Scouting Nederland.


Confidential advisor

Our board members will be happy to assist you in the event of a calamity situation, such as transgressive behavior, an accident or a death. Send an email to our confidential advisor via email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You can also always contact the national reception team. This team consists of national volunteers who advise group boards on how to deal with this. These volunteers are experienced in assistance and have a lot of experience with these kinds of situations. They refer Scouting groups to the appropriate authorities if necessary. The Social Safety team can be reached 24 hours (after office hours via an accessibility service) on 033 496 09 11 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.