Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)

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

At our club we want you to feel safe and welcome and we encourage you to raise any concerns you have or incidents you witness at the earliest opportunity to our Club Welfare Officer or British Orienteering’s Lead Safeguarding Officer.

Our club is committed to the principles of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Club Welfare Officer is always there if you need any support or would like any advice.

Further information is available on British Orienteering’s Safeguarding pages, available here.

Reporting a concern or incident:

All reports are taken seriously and dealt with in a sensitive manor. Should you wish to report a concern or incident Please contact either:

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.

All reports will be logged in confidence with the Lead Safeguarding Officer who will also explain the processes which will be followed depending on each case.

The club is also fully supportive of the Scottish Orienteering Association’s policies relating to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Child Protection.  Club members who do regulated work have been registered with the PVG scheme – this includes all the club First Aiders.  The SOA webpage is HERE.

Your Club Welfare Officer – Lindsey Knox

Lindsey has been a member of Roxburgh Reivers since 1976 and is the current club Treasurer and Membership Secretary as well as the Welfare Officer. 

Reporting Forms

In addition to contacting the Club Welfare Officer or Lead Safeguarding Officer, there are a couple of forms you can also use to report a concern or incident.

British Orienteering 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.

Other Reporting Forms

If you complete one of these forms, it will then need to be emailed to either your Club Welfare Officer or the Lead Safeguarding Officer as soon as possible.

Safeguarding Policies

As a club, we support and follow British Orienteering’s two safeguarding policies, these can be found via the links below:

For further information including resources and training opportunities visit the British Orienteering website or contact the Lead Safeguarding Officer.