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What equestrian safeguarding training do I need?

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We offer a range of online equestrian safeguarding training courses suitable for individuals who work or volunteer in an equestrian setting. Find out which equestrian safeguarding course is most suitable for you in this handy blog post.

 

What is equestrian safeguarding training? 

Safeguarding training is essential for all individuals, from professional to volunteer, who work with children and/or vulnerable adults, or come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults as part of their job role. Every member of staff in an equestrian environment needs to have equestrian safeguarding training for this reason.

Equestrian safeguarding training covers elements of child protection, including how to identify abuse and neglect, how to respond correctly to concerns about a child’s welfare, and which guidance, laws, and legislation you should be familiar with if you work with or around children. It should also include safeguarding for vulnerable adults and the differences in practice for these individuals.

 

Do equestrian safeguarding training certificates expire?

Yes. All verifiable equestrian safeguarding training certificates will have an expiry date, as the laws and guidance surrounding safeguarding change frequently and you need to be aware of these changes as someone who works around children or vulnerable adults.

Typically, safeguarding certificates have a lifetime of 1 to 3 years. Each of our verifiable online equestrian safeguarding training certificates expires after 2 years.

 

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Do I need to take a specific equestrian safeguarding training course for my role?

You will need to take equestrian safeguarding training that is suitable for the responsibilities and expectations of your role. For example, a groom who does not work around children will not require the same level of safeguarding training as a riding instructor who teaches under-18s on a weekly basis. However, everyone who works in the equestrian setting, including volunteers and riding centre managers, will need to take an equestrian safeguarding training course.

We currently offer three online equestrian safeguarding training courses, which have been developed with specific equestrian roles in mind.

 

Equestrian Basic Safeguarding Awareness

This is a basic online equestrian safeguarding training course that has been created for anyone who works or volunteers in an equestrian setting. It gives an introduction to adult and child protection procedures, including legislation, signs and indicators of abuse, and how to report concerns.

 

Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding

This is an advanced online equestrian safeguarding training course created specifically for Riding Instructors, Coaches, and any other equestrian professional who has completed a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years and wishes to refresh their knowledge. It covers both adult and child safeguarding, including topics such as being person-centred, making referrals, and handling allegations.

 

Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers

This online equestrian safeguarding training course has been created specifically for Safeguarding Officers/Welfare Officers and is designed for use as refresher training for anyone who has taken a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the preceding 3 years. The course covers both adult and child safeguarding, including topics such as safeguarding law, working with agencies, handling complaints and allegations, and the role of Safeguarding Officer.

 

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Which online equestrian safeguarding training should I take if I work as an equestrian volunteer?

This depends on your role but the majority of equestrian volunteers and helpers should take our Basic Equestrian Safeguarding Awareness course. In most cases, this online equestrian safeguarding course alone should fulfil your safeguarding training requirements, but you should always check with a manager if you are unsure.

 

Which online equestrian safeguarding training should I take if I work as a riding instructor or coach?

Riding instructors and riding coaches should take our Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding course. This online equestrian safeguarding training course has been developed as a suitable refresher course for professionals who have already attended a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years, and it should not be taken as a substitute for face-to-face equestrian safeguarding training.

 

Which online equestrian safeguarding training should I take if I own or manage a riding school or equestrian centre?

If you own or manage a riding school or equestrian centre, you should take our Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers course. This online equestrian safeguarding training course has been developed as a suitable refresher course for owners and managers who have already attended a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years, and it should not be taken as a substitute for face-to-face equestrian safeguarding training.

 

Which online equestrian safeguarding training should I take if I am a Safeguarding Officer or Welfare Officer? 

If you are the designated Safeguarding Officer or Welfare Officer, you should take our Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers course. This online equestrian safeguarding training course has been developed as a suitable refresher course for Safeguarding and Welfare Officers who have already attended a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years, and it should not be taken as a substitute for face-to-face equestrian safeguarding training.

 

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Can I take an online equestrian safeguarding training course? 

This depends on your role. In most cases, only volunteers and helpers will be able to take an online equestrian safeguarding training course without first attending a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course. Equestrian professionals can only take an online equestrian safeguarding training course if they have completed a face-to-face British Equestrian Federation safeguarding course within the last 3 years.

 

Where can I take equestrian safeguarding training?

You can take an online equestrian safeguarding training course with any verifiable training provider, but it is always best to choose a provider who specialises in equestrian safeguarding training. Our online equestrian safeguarding courses have been developed in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation, so we like to think that ours are the best choice for equestrians and equestrian organisations in the United Kingdom.

 

Got a question about equestrian safeguarding training? 

If your question hasn’t been answered in the information above and you’re left wondering which online equestrian safeguarding training course is right for you, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly customer support team. The Child Protection Company offices are open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and you can get in touch by calling us on 01327 552030, emailing us at help@childprotectioncompany.com, or by speaking to us via our live chat feature in the bottom corner of this web page.