Safeguarding Resources and Training

Resources Training

Find all your Safeguarding Resources & Training providers here.


There are a number of British Orienteering recommended training courses. These are listed here:

British Orienteering eLearning Course - 1 hour course

British Orienteering Introducing Safeguarding 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

Safeguarding & Protecting Children

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 to be added to your records.


NSPCC online course - 3 hour course

Introductory elearning for safeguarding children and young people in sport or physical activity

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)

CPSU & NSPCC safeguarding training

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.


Further Support

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. 

Child Protection in Sport Unit website

Tel: 0116 366 5580


Tel: 0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command website

Ann Craft Trust website 

Tel: 0115 951 5400


Sporting Equals

Activity Alliance


Safeguarding Policies


BRITISH ORIENTEERING - Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy Coming soon

Code of Ethics and Behaviour

Safeguarding Regulations

Club Welfare Officer (CWO) role description

The seven golden rules of information sharing

DBS - Further information can be found here 

Other Resources

Remote (online) teaching and coaching