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.


Ann Craft Trust eLearning modules - four modules supporting safegarding for adults

Ann Craft Trust eLearning modules

The Ann Craft Trust provides four eLearning modules to support learning for safeguarding adults. These courses can be accessed via the above link and include:

  • An introduction to Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding adults in Wales - an introduction 
  • Safeguarding adults in sport - Developing safer culture in clubs
  • An introduction to Safeguarding in higher education


Further Support (external websites)

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

The CPSU was founded in 2001 in response to a series of high-profile cases of abuse of young athletes. They work to help improve safeguarding and child protection practices within sport organisations, to ensure all children and young people are safe while participating in sport and physical activity at all levels.

Tel: 0116 366 5580

Ann Craft Trust website 

The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Through pioneering training, practice reviews and contributing to world-leading research, they support organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm.

Tel: 0115 951 5400


Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, tjeir trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them:

Tel: 0800 1111


At Stonewall, they stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.

Safeguarding is extremely important to Stonewall and sits at the heart of their programmes and events. They believe that no one should ever experience abuse, exploitation or neglect.

They believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk from abuse and to take action when made aware of the risk of harm.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command website

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. Established in 1998 as a national charity, they were previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport.

Sporting Equals

Sporting Equals exist to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and are the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, they are now a fully independent body and a national partner of Sport England. 


When you're experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That's what Mind do. They empower people to understand their mental health and the choices available to them through the following:

  • An Infoline, which offers confidential help for the price of a local call.
  • Legal Line, which provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members,carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates


Safeguarding Policies


BRITISH ORIENTEERING - Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy

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 

DBS disclosure process

Other Resources

Remote (online) teaching and coaching 

Child non-formal accommodation guidance 

Photo and filming policy