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Safeguarding of Children and Vunerable Adults

Our commitment and policy to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We take the safety of children and young people very seriously. They are the future of our industry, and we all have a duty of care to safeguard their welfare.  After all, they should be able to enjoy sport and recreational activities like horse riding in a fun, safe environment and be protected from harm.


WDRC have adopted the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Safeguarding and Child Protection policy. We have appointed a Club Welfare Officer who has received appropriate safeguarding and child protection training and who holds a DBS check through the British Horse Society. This will allow anyone to report concerns they may have about poor practice or possible abuse.


WDRC have developed Code's of Conduct for Junior Members, Officials and Volunteers, Parents and Spectators. Please take the time to familiraise yourself with these policies which can be downloaded from this site.


WDRC also follow BEF guidelines relating to the use of photgraphic and video equipment at events and all other BRC safeguarding policies and good practice which can be downloaded from this link:


If you have any concerns about the safety and wellbeing of anyone attending a WDRC event please contact a member of the committee or your club welfare officer, Lisa Fenn.