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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.

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.


Safeguarding (England, Wales and Scotland): Our virtual Safeguarding courses are up and running, to view our list of Safeguarding course dates please click on the Safeguarding box below.

Northern Ireland and Ireland:Please see further down the available courses. If you have any queries please contact Susan Spratt at, 02842 788681 or 07808 141079.


Safeguarding for Equestrians Initial Training

For the time being our current Safeguarding courses will remain tutor led via our video call platform called Microsoft Teams.

Safeguarding for Equestrians Online Refresher Training

Designed specifically for coaches in the equine industry, this online course has been produced by the, in association with the British Equestrian Federation. This course provides an easy access refresher course for those who have completed the Safeguarding for Equestrians Course since July 2011. Please note this course must only be completed on alternate refreshers with our face-to-face (currently virtual) tutor led courses. 

Safeguarding Requirements for Accredited Professional Coaches and Approved Centres

The BHS requires your safeguarding training to be refreshed every three years. You would first attend a face-to-face initial course (currently being delivered virtually) and then a refresher after three years. Every alternate refresher must be the face-to-face tutor led course.


Already have an accredited Safeguarding course? We may be able to use this in our Accredited Prior Learning process. For further information contact the Safeguarding Team on 02476 840461