If a calamity occurs, such as transgressive behaviour, an accident or death, our board members will be ready to help you to the best of their abilities. You can also contact the national Scouting assistance team. This team consists of national volunteers ready to advise board members on how to deal with these type of situations. These volunteers are practiced in social work and have a lot of experience with these types of situations. If necessary they can point to appropriate authorities. More information on this national team can be found here. You can also reach out to the national confidential counsellor of Scouting Nederland
We also have our own counsellor: Marleen Koper. You can always reach out to her during activities, send her a text or an e-mail. You can do this in case of aforementioned situations or when you just need to vent. Even when it's not about the U.F.O.-Stam, she'll be there for you! You can reach out to her via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code of conduct
The code of conduct gives guidelines on contact with minors. This code of conduct must be reinforced by every member of the U.F.O.-Stam. For this, we use the code of conduct of Scouting Nederland, which you can download here. The code of conduct will be pointed out to all volunteers prior to the start of their volunteer work.
When thinking of children, young people and Scouting, one immediately thinks of games, fun and challenge. Nobody associates these words with transgressive behavior. A mandatory Certificate of Conduct ('VOG') is one of the measure taken up by the U.F.O.-Stam to ensure a safe environment within our organization. The internal rules ('HR') of Scouting Nederland make sure we are able to keep out or dismiss anyone who is not able to provide a Certificate of Conduct or performs transgressive behaviour.