We have a legal* and moral duty of care to protect all children and young adults involved in horse activities. We run Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses regularly at venues around the UK.
The BHS Safeguarding and Protecting Children course outlines the roles and the responsibilities that we and other BEF member organisations have in our duty of care towards young people, and includes guidelines on protecting young people and promoting good practice within the Equine Industry. This course is valid for three years. When this period expires, you will need to do an online update. The course is suitable for those wishing to take BHS Examinations, join as a BHS Accredited Professional and complete the UK Coaching Certificates.
*Children’s Act 1989
Please note: entry for all courses closes five days before the course is due to take place. Please ensure you have booked well in advance of the date to avoid disappointment.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Refresher Training
We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new online resource designed specifically for Instructors and Coaches in the equine industry to assist them to meet their safeguarding responsibilities. This online training course has been produced by child protection experts at the ChildProtectionCompany.com in association with the British Equestrian Federation. The course is available to all those who have already completed the BEF face-to-face course after July 2011.
BHS Accredited Professional Coaches
If you are a BHS Accredited Professional please contact the Accredited Professional team to see if you are eligible to buy a discounted online course 02476 840565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a BHS Approved Centre and have members of staff who are eligible to complete the online training a bulk discount is available please contact the Safeguarding Team for more information 02476 840746 or email@example.com
For further details, go to ChildProtectionCompany.com.
Get in touch to apply
Post application to:
The British Horse Society