Safer Recruitment

This information provided on this page should be read in conjunction with RDA Safer Recruitment Policy.


Regulated Roles

Below are the definitions which outline the regulated roles which require enhanced disclosure checks. Regulated Activity applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Regulated Work applies to Scotland.


Disclosure Checks

All volunteers and staff working with our Groups, who carry out a regulated role, must have a disclosure check. It is a mandatory requirement that disclosure checks are renewed every 3 years, with the exception of PVG Checks which are rolling memberships. For more information on disclosure checks, click here.


Safeguarding Courses 

RDA offers an accredited training called RDA Safeguarding For Equestrians training, bought to you in conjunction with British Equestrian (BEF). This course is suitable for RDA Coaches at any level, Group Safeguarding Officers, trustees, and volunteers aged 16 and over. For more information on safeguarding courses, click here.


Group Coaches

All Group Coaches who take sessions, whether riding, driving or vaulting, have to complete a face-to-face safeguarding course and keep their certificate in their logbook. The training needs to be refreshed every 3 years – this can be done on-line or face to face; see below.


Age of Coaches

Coaches who are expected to work on their own initiative, holding a position of trust with sole charge of a session, must be aged 18 years or older at the time of qualification/certification.

An RDA Coach in Training may be 16 years old, however those who go on to train and then become assessed to become a Group Coach or Coach, which enables them to coach without supervision, must be aged 18 years or older.

Page Last Updated: May 29, 2024