Child Protection & Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding

The NSEA takes child protection and safeguarding very seriously. It is important that school children have the opportunity to compete in a fun, safe environment and are protected from harm.

The NSEA works very closely with its umbrella member body- the British Horse Society to ensure that we are kept up to date regarding the Safeguarding Equestrian Sport Policy that was developed with the British Equestrian Federation. We have officers who have been appointed to provide a support system to NSEA shows. This will enable anyone to report any concerns that they have regarding poor practice or possible abuse.

The BHS offer training courses in Child Protection and Safegurding as well as being an umbrella body to process disclosure checks with the DBS and Disclosure Scotland, for all recruiters in the horse community. For more information, please go to their website

If you have a concern
The NSEA encourages anyone who is involved in working with children, parents , helpers, judges, officials, teachers, team managers or friends as wll as the riders themselves to report any concerns they may have about a young person or child.

Useful contacts & links
NSEA Lead Safeguarding Officer 07552 836032
Childline 08001111
NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Other useful information click the links below

Flow chart for reporting concerns
Welfare plan
General Parental consent form (for e.g)
Guidelines on appropriate physical contact
Code of conduct for spectators


E-safety good practice
E-safety guidance for U18's
E-safety guidance for volunteers, employees and freelance people