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Safeguarding Blog

BB_logoAll our qualified adult leaders undergo Boys' Brigade training that is based on the National guidelines and standards.
This is known as Youth Leader Training (YLT).

The aim of YLT is to enable leaders to deliver the BB mission by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work effectively with children and young people. This includes modules in Child Protection, Safety, Emergency First Aid, Equal Opportunities, as well as training specifically aimed at the specific age group they will be working with.

Further more specialised training can be undertaken when required in topics such as Holiday Leadership, Campcraft & Working with Challenging Behaviour.


All new leaders and staff must undergo an PVG check before appointment and every 5 years thereafter. This produces a document containing criminal history information held by the police and government departments which can be used by The Boys Brigade to make safer recruitment decisions. The PVG scheme (Protecting Vunerable Groups) replaces the Disclosure scheme although it is still managed by Disclosure Scotland.




The Boys Brigade and Church of Scotland are committed to providing a safe environment for all those within our care and
have procedures, all our adult volunteers are expected to adhere to. These include:


• Child Protection Policy

• Equal Opportunities Policy

• Disclosure checks for all new leaders &helpers

• Mandatory regular training for all leaders/helpers

• Formal Complaints Procedure


For furher information including details on how to report a Safeguarding concern please refer to The Boys Brigade UK Safeguarding page.



  1. What does our Privacy Policy cover?
              Protecting the privacy and personal data of individuals is an important
              aspect of the way our company, 44th Aberdeen Boys Brigade, organises
              and implements its activities both on-line and off-line. 

              This Privacy Policy covers the public and private use of 44th Aberdeen Boys
              Brigade web site. Other web sites which are linked to the company's website
              and which may be accessed from those sites are not covered by this Privacy

             The data protection act covers all personal information that is held off-line.

  2.   What information do we gather? 
              We collect the personal data that you volunteer on forms which you
              submit to us (including but not limited to consent, registration, order, survey,
              and competition forms), and in emails which you send to us. This includes, 
              but not limited to all name, address, telephone, date of birth, age & mobile
              phone contacts.

              We also keep records for boy's acheivements in badgework, attendance & 

  3. 40Four Website.
              You can access our website's home page and browse our site without
              disclosing any personal data  We do not use cookies to hold session information.
              We will not disclose any members full name on the public area of the website.
              Parental Permission has been given prior to use of all member photos on our
              website and no individual will be identified on any used.
              We will ensure that full details of meeting places and times of any activities are
              not published in a public area.

              Every visitor to this website is logged and tracked by our web server, recording
             which pages have been visited. No personal details are captured during this
             process. The information is only used to count the number of visitors to our
             website and which pages are most popular.

  4. Do we disclose users' personal data to third parties?
              We will ensure that no personal data is disclosed except insofar as you have
              consented to such disclosure or we are required to do so by law.

              We do not share any personal information with any 3rd parties outside the
              Boys Brigade.

  5. Data Protection. 
              By sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  you may request that we
              confirm whether or not we are holding personal data about you and you
              may also request a copy of any such data which we do hold.
             Upon receipt of such a request from you, we will endeavour to meet
              your request within one month of our receiving all that information
              which we require in order to deal with the request. Insofar as the law
              permits, however, we reserve the right to refuse to provide you with
              information. In the event of our refusing to provide you with information
              we will provide you with the reasons behind the refusal. 
              Any information that we provide to you with as a result of such a request will
              be subject to a nominal charge. 
              You may request that we amend any personal data that we are holding
              about you which is factually inaccurate.
              To protect the integrity and security of your personal data we will
              take steps to verify your identity before granting access to your data
              or making corrections to it.
              We have put in place appropriate technology measures and security
              policies and procedures to protect the personal data that we have under
              our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful
              or accidental destruction or accidental loss.