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Safeguarding Policy

Last updated August 15, 2020


James Jackson fully accepts the legal and moral obligation under The Childrens Act (1989) and (2004), to provide a duty of care to protect all children and safeguard their welfare, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, creed, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

A child/young person is defined as a person under the age of 18 (the Childrens Act 1989).

James Jackson fully adopts the BHS Safeguarding Policy (Children and Young People).


The aims of the BHS Accredited Professional Coach’s Safeguarding Policy are:

  • To ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation to provide children and young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst employing the services of James Jackson, allowing them to participate in a fun, safe environment and in an atmosphere of fair play.

  • To take all reasonable, practical steps to protect children and young people from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

  • To ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and are provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.

  • To ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern. All concerns or allegations of poor practise or abuse are taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. It is the responsibility of child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but it is everyone’s responsibility to report it.

  • To ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.

  • To maintain high standards of behaviours and good practise through compliance with the BHS coach code of conduct and the BHS codes of conduct for parents/guardians, junior members and volunteers. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and concerns about the process should initially be raised with me as the coach and if not satisfactory the BHS Education Department in conjunction with the BHS Safeguarding Team if necessary.

The policy will be reviewed every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.

  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, BHS and the BEF.

  • As a result of any other significant change or event.


A BHS Accredited coach must:

  • Have access to contact details for Children’s Services, the Police and the BHS Safeguarding Team.

  • Follow the BHS Safeguarding Policy for procedures for recording and reporting information as required.

  • Advise the BHS Lead Safeguarding Officer of any allegations or complaints made in relation to child protection and safeguarding and to implement BHS’s Safeguarding procedure as appropriate.

  • Ensure that Under 18 clients and their parents/guardians are aware of the Accredited Professional Coach Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and how to access them.

  • Attend where appropriate education and training in safeguarding on a regular basis.

  • Ensure that codes of conduct are in place for junior clients and their parents/guardians.

  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.


James Jackson will make available their Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to all clients and their parents/guardians and it will appear in full on the James Jackson Equestrian website.

Further information and links

BHS Safeguarding Team

02476 840746

Confidential email:


Childline 0800 1111


NSPCC 0808 800 5000

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