Whether you’re interested in a career change or already work in a stables, equestrian safeguarding training should be top of your list of priorities when it comes to professional development—and here’s why.
What is equestrian safeguarding training?
Every role that brings professionals or volunteers into contact with children, young adults, or vulnerable adults requires a level of safeguarding training to ensure the safety of both yourself and the individuals you work with. Equestrian roles are no different. There are a number of ways in which staff in an equestrian environment can be exposed to situations that might indicate abuse or neglect, and likewise, there are a number of different scenarios that could happen in your workplace that will need to be treated as a safeguarding incident and dealt with in an appropriate manner.
Equestrian safeguarding training teaches you the basics of how to respond to any child protection or safeguarding concerns you might have at work, in a manner that is appropriate to both your environment and the individuals you come into contact with.
But what is safeguarding, you ask?
Safeguarding is the process of working to protect individuals (especially children and vulnerable adults) from harm such as abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It ensures children grow up with safe and effective care and are given the best life chances.
Closely related, child protection is the process of working to help children who have already experienced harm in the form of violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Training in each of these areas is something your supervisor will often arrange, though we appreciate that there will be different arrangements within each equestrian environment, and this might mean you have to source equestrian safeguarding training for yourself (or even for your whole team—since every member of staff and volunteer in your stables should have a current equestrian safeguarding certificate).
All of our online equestrian safeguarding courses are accredited by the British Equestrian Federation and each course is recognised by the British Horse Society.
The Child Protection Company is the best-choice provider of online equestrian safeguarding training if you are looking for a course that fulfils your legal requirements, meets the equestrian industry guidelines, and ensures your training is the most relevant to your environment.
Our courses have been written and developed in association with the British Equestrian Federation, by safeguarding experts and professionals who understand the various laws, legislations, and guidance surrounding safeguarding in the equestrian sector specificially.
We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’ training experiences here at the Child Protection Company, because, quite simply, we know that every working environment is different and every role has its own unique responsibilities—so, in order to provide the best, most effective level of safeguarding to the individuals you interact with, you need a course that matches your environment and the role you carry out. What better way to achieve this than to take one of our tailor-made British Equestrian Federation-accredited equestrian safeguarding courses?
This introductory equestrian safeguarding training course is suitable for anyone who works or volunteers in an equestrian setting.
If you work as an Instructor/Coach or if you have additional responsibilities for safeguarding in your workplace, you should consider our Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding or Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers courses as a more suitable alternative.
This advanced equestrian safeguarding training course is specifically aimed at riding coaches, instructors, or anyone else who has already completed a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years and wishes to refresh their knowledge with this online course.
This refresher equestrian safeguarding training course is specifically for Safeguarding Officers and Welfare Officers who have already completed a British Equestrian Federation face-to-face safeguarding course within the last 3 years and wishes to refresh their knowledge with this online course.
Do I need equestrian safeguarding training?
Yes, you do need to take an equestrian safeguarding training course if you work or volunteer in an equestrian environment in the United Kingdom.
The British Equestrian Federation and the British Horse Society pay close attention to safeguarding and child protection, as these are vitally important aspects in the running of a professional equestrian environment, whether that’s a riding stables open to the public or a large-scale equestrian centre.
It is your responsibility to source a suitable equestrian safeguarding training course that meets all the requirements outlined by the British Equestrian Federation and the British Horse Society. Our courses are accredited and developed to fulfil the most current safeguarding inspection guidance.
How do I take the equestrian safeguarding training courses listed above?
Each of our bestselling equestrian safeguarding training courses listed on this page is available to take entirely online. Each course can be completed within 1 to 2 hours, and our online learning management system makes it possible to pause and restart your course exactly where you left off, as many times as you need to—so it’s perfect for busy schedules like yours.
To view more information about each course, or to purchase equestrian safeguarding training for yourself or your team, please click here to view our dedicated Equestrian Safeguarding Training page, where you can even watch a short introductory video to help you settle on the right course for you.
Got a question about equestrian safeguarding training?
If you would like to speak to a member of our friendly customer support team about equestrian safeguarding training, please get in touch by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 01327 552030. You can alternatively use the live chat feature on this website to chat to us during office hours.
The Child Protection Company offices are open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.