Child Protection


According to the Childrens Act 1989 there is a legal and moral duty of care to protect all children and young adults involved in horse activities.

Therefore if you are going to be working with children you must have a Child Protection Qualification.

For UKCC purposes the qualifications accepted are:

The Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children qualification should be re-newed every 3 years to keep up to date with new policies and laws.

Please note for UKCC purposes the online BHS refresher course will not be accepted as it does not cover Scots Law.

If you wish to host a Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course then please complete this form and return it to horsescotland

The existing horsescotland Child Protection Policy is currently being reviewed and will be updated in its entirety in due course.  The Self Decalrations forms within it have now been updated and can be viewed here.

Child Protection Officer

The horsescotland Child Protection Officer is Cecilia Gladwyn and she can be contacted via e-mail safeguarding@horsescotland.org