Report a Concern


If you’re concerned…

There are five ways for you to report a concern:

  1. To your Group Safeguarding Officer (GSO) – please find out from your Group who these people are.
  2. By contacting the RDA UK Safeguarding Team at E: or Tel: 01926 492915. The phone line will be available during office hours only.
  3. To the British Equestrian (BEF) Safeguarding Team at E: or Tel: 02475 313443.
  4. If urgent and you cannot contact your Group, RDA or BEF Safeguarding Teams, you should call the NSPCC 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
  5. If it is an emergency because a person is at immediate risk, then call the Police, Emergency Services or Children’s Social Care Team (Statutory Agencies) in your area, as appropriate.

Note: Contacting Statutory Agencies is priority. You must also inform the Group Safeguarding Officer and/or the RDA UK Safeguarding Team at your earliest convenience.

If you require guidance your Group Safeguarding Officer and/or the RDA UK Safeguarding Team are available to help. If you cannot contact either official, then please contact the NSPCC Helpline on Tel: 0808 800 5000.

If you are in any doubt, report your concern.


Our Policy


How to record concerns

A detailed record of each concern should be made when raised and should:

  • Be accurate and thorough to assist any investigation
  • Contain facts, not personal opinion or assumptions
  • Identify hearsay where applicable
  • Contain relevant information to the specific concern, including conversations that have taken place, persons involved and date/times
  • Include action taken so far
  • Any evidence, e.g. screenshots of online messages


Reporting Templates

Page Last Updated: May 30, 2024