Safeguarding and Safety

Everyone has a shared responsibility for safeguarding and creating safe, enjoyable environments in Orienteering whether as an Orienteer, parent, coach, club official or spectator. 

Everyone should operate within an accepted ethical framework and demonstrate exemplary behaviour to both safeguard children, adults at risk and protect all personnel from allegations of abuse or poor practice. 

Reporting a Safeguarding or Safety concern to British Orienteering

Please report any potential matters relating to safeguarding children or adults to 

Or by calling the British Orienteering Lead Safeguarding Officer –

Peter Brooke on 07540 150963

This includes any concerns about safeguarding either within orienteering or outside of orienteering and any concern over adult behaviour related to the welfare of children or adults at risk, including those away from the sport that involves members or participants.

Quick Report Form

British Orienteering has introduced a quick report form which can be used to make immediate reports to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This can be accessed here. This form is user friendly on mobile devices.

On completion of this form the Lead Safeguarding Officer will follow up with you directly.

For specific reporting forms and the British Orienteering Welfare and Safeguarding Policy please click on this link.

The club welfare officer is Jane Yates –