There are a number of British Orienteering recommended training courses. These are listed here:
British Orienteering eLearning Course - 1 hour course
This course has been designed to be a great introduction for those delivering orienteering to others and wishing to learn about safeguarding, especially those who have contact with children or adults at risk. This course is recommended for all those on a club committee or involved in supporting the club in any training. This course will also meet the coaches license requirements if they only coach adults.
UK Coaching - Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Online Classroom) - 3 hour course
This Online Classroom will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.
This course is tutor led and meets the safeguarding requirements to be a licensed coach who coaches young children. On completion of this course, you should forward a copy of your certificate to British Orienteering at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to your records.
NSPCC online course - 3 hour course
Do you come into contact with children and young people through sport or physical activity?
Whether you’re a sports coach, an official, a paid member of sports staff or a volunteer, it’s important you understand your role and responsibilities in protecting the children you work with.
As the UK’s experts on safeguarding, the NSPCC’s introductory Child protection in sport and physical activity elearning course (previously known as Child protection in sport training) will help you to gain an understanding of your role in protecting children from abuse or harm and what to do when concerns arise.
This course is delivered privately by the NSPCC and is not linked to British Orienteering. There is no Orienteering based content on this course.
Please note, all courses remain valid on your records for a period of three years. After which, they will need to be refreshed.
Club Welfare Officer (CWO) - Time to Listen Course (3 hour course)
This page will provide you with the time and dates of courses including the Time to Listen course. The Time to Listen course is an important aspect of the CWO role and provides the support needed in a variety of situations.
CWO's should have already taken the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop prior to this.
There are many other organisations who can provide support as and when required. Contact details of some organisations are below.
Please note British Orienteering is not responsible for the content featured on external websites.
Tel: 0116 366 5580
Tel: 0800 1111
Tel: 0115 951 5400
BRITISH ORIENTEERING - Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy Coming soon
DBS - Further information can be found here www.britishorienteering.org.uk/DBS