National Agricultural Centre, Kenilworth, Garth South CV8 2RW

Garth South Pony Club

A Branch of the Pony Club

Key Information

 

Safeguarding

The Garth South Pony Club believes that it is essential that children and young people are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities and sports as part of their development to adulthood. Their participation in sport must be in a secure, safe and fun environment and be protected from harm. The positive effects of involvement with horses can help develop self-esteem, teamwork and leadership. This can only take place if equestrian sport is effectively regulated and managed by well trained staff and volunteers.

To access Our Safeguarding Policies click here.

 

Selection and Recruitment of Volunteers and Staff

Garth South Pony Club has a duty of care to ensure unsuitable people are not able to work or volunteer with children or adults at risk. This duty of care extends all employees and volunteers of The Pony Club.

Safer recruitment provides information about how to recruit people efficiently and how to prevent unsuitable people being able to work with children and adults at risk.

The following policies and procedures outline the requirements that coaches, officials, volunteers and staff are expected to meet within Branches and Centres before carrying out their roles.

Recruitment of Volunteers and Staff

There is no set policy for Branches / Centres to recruit new volunteers and staff. However, anyone who carries out a role in Regulated Activity / Work must have the following requirements in place:

  • Enhanced disclosure checks, updated every three years
  • Attendance at an approved safeguarding workshop, updated every three years

Please note, Regulated Activity applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Regulated Work applies to Scotland only.

Recruitment of Coaches

There is no set policy for Branches / Centres to recruit new coaches. However, all coaches (fully accredited, supervised, volunteer, assistant or trainees) who are recruited and used on a regular basis (i.e. 3 or more days in a 30-day period in England, Wales and/ Northern Ireland; or on one occasion in Scotland) must have the following certifications in place:

  • Enhanced disclosure check, updated every three years
  • Attendance at an approved safeguarding workshop, updated every three years
  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification, updated as required per certificate
  • Attendance at a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, updated every two years
  • Be listed on the Unity, the Coaches’ Database
  • Have access to a Coaches’ Folder

Regulated Activity

Regulated activity and regulated work are the definitions, identified in statutory guidance, that outline the types of roles that require disclosure checks and attendance at an approved safeguarding course before a job is started.

Regulated activity is the definition that applies to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

 

 

For Pony Club Rule Books - click here for the Link to the main Pony Club website.