Keeping Scouts Safe From Harm
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), in partnership with the Swedish Guide and Scout Council (Scouterna) organized a one-day Conference on Keeping Children Safe From Harm on the 1st of August 2011 at the backdrop of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
On 12th June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) invites everyone to celebrate the World Day against Child Labour. The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that out of 250 million working children, 115 million children are involved in hazardous work. This is work that by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm children’s health, safety or morals. Children working in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to such risks and the problem is global, affecting industrialised as well as developing countries.
On the 1st of August, 2011 in the backdrop of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, Sweden, WOSM launched its new e-learning tool-kit on Keeping Scouts Safe From Harm. The e-learning is available on the web (internet) and on DVDs.
This resource on 'Keeping Scouts Safe From Harm' was developed for Adults and the International Service Team (IST) of the 21st World Scout Jamboree in the UK (2007) and is now available online for global use. Inspired from the E-learning resources on Child Protection created by NSOs, the tool, which is currently in English and will soon be available in French as well, has been designed to develop worldwide awareness on this important subject.