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This course outlines the roles and responsibilities we have in our duty of care towards young people, and includes helpful guidelines on protecting young people and promoting good practice within the equine industry.

  • Last reviewed: 11th August 2022
Safeguarding Courses Safeguarding Courses

We have a legal and moral duty of care to protect all children and young adults involved in horse activities. This course is valid for three years and covers essential knowledge and practical tips to assist you in your duty of care towards young people.

There are different course requirements for UK Nations. Please ensure you read the information below and choose the correct course for the nation you work in.

Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training

Our current Safeguarding initial training course is tutor-led via our video call platform Microsoft Teams. Your certificate of completion will be valid for three years, after which, refresher training must be completed. This engaging course allows for open discussions and opportunity to have your questions answered. You will also receive an accompanying booklet.

Safeguarding for Equestrians Refresher Training

To refresh your safeguarding knowledge, there are two options.

  1. Attend the initial tutor-led training (as described above)
  2. Complete an online course. Designed specifically for equestrians, this course has been produced by the ChildProtectionCompany.com, in association with the British Equestrian Federation. This course provides an easy access refresher course for those who have completed the Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training in the last three years. This is not a tutor led course but an online course you can complete in your own time. Please note this course must only be completed on alternate refreshers with our virtual tutor-led courses on Microsoft Teams.

Requirements - Accredited Professionals & Approved Centres

The BHS requires your safeguarding training to be refreshed every three years. You would first attend a Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training course and then a refresher three years after. The following three years you would begin the cycle again by attending a Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training course and then a refresher three years after, and so on.

Already have a current accredited Safeguarding course certificate? You may be able to use this in our Accredited Prior Learning process. For further information contact the Safeguarding Team on 02476 840461 or safeguarding@bhs.org.uk

Book your course

All course bookings close five days before the course date. Please ensure you book well in advance of the date to avoid disappointment.

If you need to book your Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training, (or wish to book this course as your refresher), search for 'Virtual Safeguarding for Equestrians'.

If you need to book your online refresher training, search for 'Online Safeguarding Course Refresher'.

Safeguarding Courses Online Dates

England and Wales
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This course outlines the roles and responsibilities we have in our duty of care towards young people, and includes guidelines on protecting young people and promoting good practice.



Scotland
Northern Ireland

Who is this course for?

This is an equestrian specific safeguarding course for anyone who works with children and adults. It would be relevant for paid employees and volunteers.

*Please note, BHS Accredited Professional Coaches are required to keep their safeguarding training up-to-date. The safeguarding course does not count towards CPD for BHS Accredited Professionals.

Entry Requirements

Virtual Safeguarding for Equestrians – 18 years old and over. If aged 16 or 17 years old you can be accompanied by an adult over 18. The accompanying adult will be required to pay for their space.

Cost

  • This course is free of charge for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches*. Please email the APC team with your preferred date and they will book your free place.
  • BHS Virtual Safeguarding for Equestrians Course – £39.99
  • BHS Safeguarding for Equestrians Online Refresher Training – £25

Please remember if you are a BHS Accredited Professional Coach*, just one of your many benefits is that these courses are included in your membership fees so please do get in touch to book onto a course.

*those that take out the full Accredited Professional Coach package

If you need to make any changes to your booking, please do so 48 hours prior to your booked course date else additional charges may be applied.