Monday 11 October 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Safeguarding Courses. These will replace our face-to-face courses for the time being.
These virtual courses are taught by Sport Scotland approved Safeguarding Presenters via Microsoft Teams. They are delivered to small groups of up to 8 people, and you will receive an E-certificate upon completion that is valid for 3 years. This course has also been endorsed by Horsescotland.
Full joining instructions will be sent by email.
The ‘British Equestrian’ Safeguarding for Equestrians Workshop outlines the roles and the responsibilities that we and other BEF member organisations have in our duty of care towards young people. It includes guidelines on protecting young people and promoting good practice within the Equine Industry.
This course needs to be updated every three years. It is suitable for those wishing to join the BHS Accredited Professionals and taking the BHS Assessments.
This course is only to be attended by those over 18 years of age that are volunteering, coaching or supporting under 18's in sport.
Children and young people are the future of the horse industry and any child who is involved should be able to participate in a fun and safe environment, and be protected from harm. There is no doubt that involvement with horses and ponies, be it in a sporting or leisure context, can have a very powerful and positive influence on young people.
British Equestrian (BEF) places the highest priority on safety and enjoyment; it recognises that it has a duty of care towards children within the horse industry. The Safeguarding for Equestrians workshop outlines the roles and responsibilities that The British Horse Society and other BEF member bodies have in their duty of care towards young people and promotes good practice within the horse industry.
I wish to advise that prior to this virtual safeguarding course, you are required to undertake some eLearning, which can be accessed online
Your course certificate can only be sent out on completion of both the elearning module and the virtual course. Please confirm when the elearning module has been completed by emailing email@example.com
APCS – Free
Others - £25