Friday, 24th May 2024


Safeguarding and Welfare

Everyone has a shared responsibility for safeguarding and creating safe, enjoyable environments in Orienteering whether as an Orienteer, parent, coach, club official or spectator. 

At our club we want you to feel safe and welcome and we encourage you to raise any concerns you have or incidents you witness at the earliest opportunity to our Club Safeguarding Officer or British Orienteering’s Lead Safeguarding Officer.

Our club is committed to the principles of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Club Safeguarding Officer is always there if you need any support or would like any advice.


Reporting a concern or incident

All reports are taken seriously and dealt with in a sensitive manner. Should you wish to report a concern or incident Please contact either:

Our Club Safeguarding Officer Pauline Olds via our contact page

British Orienteering’s Lead Safeguarding Officer

Peter Brooke 07540 150963 email:safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk

This includes any concerns about safeguarding either within orienteering or outside of orienteering and any concern over adult behaviour related to the welfare of children or adults at risk, including those away from the sport that involves members or participants.

All reports will be logged in confidence with the Lead Safeguarding Officer who will also explain the processes which will be followed depending on each case.


Reporting Forms

In addition to contacting the Club Safeguarding Officer or Lead Safeguarding Officer, there are a couple of forms you can also use to report a concern or incident.

British Orienteering Quick Report Form

British Orienteering has introduced a quick report form which can be used to make immediate reports to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This form is user friendly on mobile devices.

On completion of this form the Lead Safeguarding Officer will follow up with you directly

Other Reporting Forms

Incident reporting form children and young people

Incident reporting form adults

Reporting a concern report form

If you complete one of these forms, it will then need to be emailed to either your Club Safeguarding Officer or the Lead Safeguarding Officer as soon as possible.

If you need any advice on how to complete a form or what should you do if someone reports something to you, this short video will help you.