Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers

Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers is an online training course written specifically for equestrian Safeguarding Officers/Welfare Officers in association with the British Equestrian Federation.  This course is designed as refresher training for anyone who has already taken the BEF face-to-face Safeguarding course. Covering both child and adult safeguarding the course uses equestrian specific scenarios and questions to enhance your learning.

Please note: It is a requirement of the British Equestrian Federation that professionals attend a BEF face-to-face safeguarding training course within the 3 years prior to taking this course as refresher training.

Written specifically for Equestrian Safeguarding Officers

Takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete

Combines adult and child safeguarding in one course

Pause and restart as many times as necessary

Certificate instantly available on successful completion

Online management system for organisations

Two horse riders with a horse patting it.
British Equestrian Federation logo

£35.00 + VAT


Bulk Buy Discounts

10+ courses - Save 10%
20+ courses - Save 15%
50+ courses - Save 20%
75+ courses - Save 25%
100+ courses - Save 30%

Volume discount applied at checkout

Key Features

In line with the latest government guidance, including the updates to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 

Fulfils the safeguarding outcomes as specified by the British Equestrian Federation and equivalent governing bodies

Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Nortern Ireland which can be selected at the start of the course

Suitable for the Safeguarding Officer who has already completed introductory safeguarding training.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to download a personalised training course certificate valid for 3 years

Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers Certificate

Advanced Safeguarding - Safeguarding Officers Course Content

This module will give you an overview of child and adult safeguarding and the relevant guidance which informs policy and practice. You will be given an overview of the role of the Safeguarding Officer within the equestrian setting.

It is important that you have refreshed your knowledge and are ready to include basic protection awareness into the learning that will follow. So, this section of the course will take you through some familiar ground.

By the end of this module, you will have refreshed your knowledge of the different kinds of abuse you may encounter and what signs could indicate someone is a victim of abuse. We will also remind you of the importance of impartiality about abuse, confidentiality and the need to remain child- and person-focused.

As well as informing you of the legal framework, this module will also discuss child protection and adult safeguarding guidance relevant to the country you work in

By the end of the module, you will be able to understand the relationship between the guidance and the law and will know your role within the protection process.

The Safeguarding Officer is pivotal in maintaining an effective protection process and a culture of safeguarding within an organisation. This module is key to understanding the function of the Safeguarding Officer and the importance of the role.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of how to act as a central contact for safeguarding, your role in compiling or creating policies, and when and where to seek advice or guidance if needed.

One of the areas that the Safeguarding Officer will cover is the encouragement and maintenance of good lines of communication. Protection and safeguarding are much more effective when barriers to communication are removed and opportunities for disclosure and appropriate information sharing are maximised.

By the end of this module, you will better understand the need for clear communication, the importance of safe information sharing, and the role played by the Safeguarding Officer in creating a culture of communication.

The role of the Safeguarding Officer will often require that they act as a pivotal point for a variety of agencies. An understanding of the roles of these agencies and the tools that they use will facilitate a fast, appropriate and effective response to a situation.

By the end of this module, you will understand the role of the Local Safeguarding Board, Safeguarding Partners, Gateway Team or  Protection Committee, and how the various statutory and other agencies should work together. 

It is the right of families experiencing the safeguarding or child protection process to make a complaint if they feel the need. All complaints should be given equal attention, and part of the role of the Safeguarding Officer is to ensure that the policy for dealing with complaints is appropriate and fair.

By the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of the process for complaints, and how to process a complaint or allegation in the right way.

Using a range of scenarios, you will now take all that you have learned and apply it to an assessment of your knowledge. The final assessment is your opportunity to show how much you have absorbed and why it is so important to have safeguarding training.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 80% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

Customers Trust Us

5 star review

"Fantastic course, very informative, inclusive and well delivered. Thank you."

 Amy Bourne, The Association of British Riding Schools

5 star review

Very user friendly. A great level of information given without being overwhelmed."

Rosie Henderson, World Horse Welfare

Details / Benefits

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time, anywhere – no need to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Less expensive than face-to-face training
  • No need to take time out of work to undertake training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • Covers both child and adult protection in one training course
  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Downloadable Excel reports so you can monitor completion
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Provides information, scenarios and downloads specific to the equestrian sector

Advanced Safeguarding - Safeguarding Officers FAQ

The Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers online training course is designed for those who hold a safeguarding position at a local level, the role may be known as Safeguarding Officer, Club Welfare Officer, Nominated Safeguarding Officer, Safety Officer or similar.

However, if you are working as a professional in the equestrian sector but do not hold the Safeguarding role within your organisation/stable/club then you should take our Equestrian Advanced Safeguarding course.

Please note: It is a requirement of the British Equestrian Federation that professionals attend a BEF face-to-face safeguarding course within the 3 years prior to taking this advanced course as refresher training.

This course covers the safeguarding requirements for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When you begin the course, you will be offered a choice of location. Your learning channel is designed to meet the needs of local legislation and guidance depending on the country you select.


Why use our Learning Management System?

Reduces training administration time

Set-up all your users and invite them to take training in under 5 minutes

System generated user notifications and reminders 

All progress and certificates held in a single central training record

Comprehensive suite of reports

Annual licence options

No limit on the size of organisations

Our friendly customer services team is available via telephone, online chat and email to help you with any questions

Learning management system

Call us today at 01327 552030!
Or, alternatively: