If you feel there is a child or adult at risk in immediate danger, you are advised to contact your local Social Care Service or the police immediately.

For other Safeguarding concerns or queries regarding The Pony Club, please contact our Safeguarding Secretary Stefanie Brazier at The Pony Club Office on 02476 698323 or on who will pass your query or concern to the appropriate people.

Other useful contact numbers include:

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
• Tel: 0116 234 7278
• Website:

NSPCC Helpline
• 24 hour free and confidential telephone helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse
• Tel: 0808 800 5000
• Website:

Child Line
• 24-hour free and confidential helpline for children
• Tel: 0800 1111

Victim Support
• Provide emotional support, information and practical help for victims and witnesses
• Tel: 0845 3030 900

Local Authority or Local Social Service

The Pony Club - Safeguarding and Child Protection

Mission Statement
The 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.

The Pony Club’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here: The Pony Club Safeguarding Policy 2017/18

Who do I contact if I have a concern?
If you have a concern or allegation, please contact Stef Brazier, Safeguarding Secretary at The Pony Club Office, who will be happy to advise and guide you.
Tel: 02476 698323
Email: (

It is strongly recommended that you buy a copy of the appropriate sport Rule Book(s) so that you always have it to hand for your competitions.

All Rule Books are available from The Pony Club Shop at a cost of £3.00.

Safeguarding Rule Book 2018

British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Safeguarding

The BEF’s Safeguarding Equestrian Sport (Children & Young People) Policy can be found here: BEF: Safeguarding Equestrian Sport (Children & Young People)

The BEF’s Safeguarding Equestrian Sport (Adults at Risk) Policy can be found here: BEF: Safeguarding Equestrian Sport (Adults at Risk)



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