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New Safeguarding Officer course launched

We're pleased to announce the launch of a new Safeguarding Officer training course for BHS Approved Centres and affiliated Clubs.

At the BHS we believe that children, young people and adults should be able to enjoy sport and recreational activities like horse riding in a fun, safe environment and be protected from harm. They are the future of our industry, and we all have a duty of care to safeguard their welfare.

With this in mind, we’re pleased to announce our new Safeguarding Officer course, developed in conjunction with British Equestrian, NSPCC, The Ann Craft Trust and the Child Protection in Sport Unit. This new course will give the Safeguarding Officers based in our BHS Approved Centres and British Riding Clubs the knowledge and confidence to handle any safeguarding concerns that may be raised and equip them with how to report concerns confidently and timely.

We feel this new training will make a real difference to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at our Approved Centres and affiliated British Riding Clubs.

To encourage take up of the course, we will be funding one place for each Approved Centre and British Riding Club in the first six months of 2023.