Your COMPASS Record

Don’t forget that your compass record needs to be kept up to date and should include details of any additional needs and/or disabilities that you have.  It is really important that these are recorded so that we can provide the right support to you if needed.  Sometimes leaders are worried that if they put down an additional need and/or disability they will be prevented from remaining in their Scouting role.  This is not the case at all – we use this information to tailor support to you should you need it. 

Have you thought about assessing how inclusive your section is (this is also available for groups and districts)?  The Inclusivity RAG (Red, Amber, Green) Assessment is a tool to help you assess the types of young people joining and taking part in your section, and consider how the section operates. It can be found here sectionsinclusivityrag.pdf (scouts.org.uk)

To share your ideas or to contact us regarding any aspect of inclusion that you may need advice or assistance with please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Starting in the near future will be a series of virtual drop-ins which any volunteer can attend.  These will focus on a specific topic e.g. autism and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the topic from practitioners, parent carers and young people and ask questions.  If there are any topics you would like us to cover then please get in touch.  Details of these will be on the inclusion page of the county website Suffolk Scouts - Inclusion

We have a range of resources on mental health available for groups as well as a lending library on topics such as sensory processing disorder, selective mutism, dyslexia. 

A useful resource for finding out about mental health is MindEd Hub. MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health.

Resources for young people include The Source for young people in Suffolk and YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMind

To share your ideas or to contact us regarding any aspect of inclusion that you may need advice or assistance with please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are trying to have a focus on different areas of inclusion in every newsletter and would welcome your requests for any topics you would like us to cover. To share your ideas or to contact us regarding any aspect of inclusion that you may need advice or assistance with please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The inclusion section of the county website is in the process of being updated and we hope that over the next few weeks you will find a range of resources added that we hope are helpful.
 
We know many of you already have examples of where being inclusive has made a real difference to the experiences of young people.  We would love to hear from you so that we can share these examples with other groups and build up examples of best practice across the county.
 
If you are interested in becoming an ‘inclusion champion’ and get more involved and help shape our inclusion strategy then we would love to hear from you!
More information about all of the above is available on the inclusion section of the county website here Suffolk Scouts - Inclusion