British Orienteering has a responsibility to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people. Everyone has a role to play in keeping others safe.
The Child Protection & Sport Unit (CPSU) and the NSPCC have developed a wide range of support material for clubs and lead safeguarding officers.
No matter if you are involved in sport or not we all recognise the need to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
For more information please visit the CPSU website for further information including educational resources.
The CPSU has an excellent range of free resources for clubs – if you would wish to review them please visit the CPSU resource library.
The basics of safeguarding - in this podcast they discuss what safeguards sports clubs and organisations should have in place to create a safe environment for all children and young people.
You can listen to all of the podcasts by visiting CPSU’s website.
British Orienteering has a safeguarding email address to facilitate the reporting of potential safeguarding concerns. This email allows individuals to report safeguarding concerns directly to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. Reports could include any concerns about the welfare of children either within orienteering or outside of orienteering and any concerns over adult behaviour related to the welfare of children, including those away from the sport that involves members or participants. Please could you ensure that all your club members are aware of the email address and where possible that it is publicised at events.
The British Orienteering safeguarding email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you have concerns or wish to report an incident please call the Lead Safeguarding Officer direct on 07384 462432.