Our Commitment and Policy
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.
The TGCA has its own TGCA Safeguarding Policy and also adheres to the British Equestrian Federation's Safeguarding Policy (see right).
We have appointed officers to ensure that it is implemented throughout our industry and provide a support system. This will allow anyone to report concerns they may have about poor practice or possible abuse.
The TGCA encourages those who participate, volunteer and work in equestrianism to report any concerns they may have about a child or young person or Adult. Any concerns can be reported directly to the TGCA. Contact details can be found below.
TGCA Safeguarding Team
If a child or young person is in immediate danger or needs medical attention, 999 should be called. Serious concerns can be reported to Child Protection Units within local police forces, Children Social Care Services or Local Safeguarding Children's Boards.