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Safeguarding Policy

Policy Statement

Longton Riding Club (LRC) fully accepts its legal (Children’s Act 1989) and moral obligation to provide a duty of care, to protect all children and vulnerable adults, and safeguard their welfare, irrespective of age, any disability they have, gender, racial origin, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.In pursuit of this the LRC is committed to ensuring that:

  • The welfare of young people and vulnerable adults is paramount and children have the right to protection from abuse
  • All young people who take part in Equestrian events should be able to participate in a fun and safe environment and in an atmosphere of fair play
  • It takes all reasonable practical steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and respect their rights, wishes and feelings
  • All suspicions and allegations of poor practise or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. It is the responsibility of safe guardingexperts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place, but it is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns
  • LRC is to abide by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) procedures for good practice and safe guardingthat clearly state what is required of them
  • All volunteers are to be carefully selected, informed about their responsibilities and provided with guidance and/or training in good practice and safe guarding procedures
  • High standards of behaviour and practice are demanded through compliance with BEF codes of conduct produced for volunteers and instructors
  • Everyone knows and accepts their responsibilities and works together: parents, riders, instructors, volunteers and professional staff
  • LRC has appointed two Safe GuardingOfficers – Laura Walkden 07795 830046 and Natalie Smith 07803421971