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Staying safe while self-isolating

With school closures and lockdown restrictions in place across the UK, a key concern is how children, young people and adults at risk can be kept safe during this period. The responsibility for safeguarding remains a high priority but these unprecedented times will bring some unique challenges.

The British Equestrian safeguarding team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns. We are working from home, but we are still available for advice and support, you can email us directly via safeguarding@bef.co.uk.

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

What should I do if I have a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk?

  • If you think that a child, young person or adult at risk is in immediate danger please contact the Police on 999 without delay
  • If a child, young person or adult at risk needs immediate medical attention, call an ambulance and tell the paramedics that there is a safeguarding concern
  • If you have a concern about the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk or the behaviour of an adult towards a child, young person or adult at risk, you must refer it to your local Social Services or Adult Social Care
  • If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button to report directly to the National Crime Agency
  • If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999, and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak

If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact any of the above, you can call the following who will be able to give you help and advice;