Safeguarding

Safeguarding Officer:  Laura West

RDA National lays down Guidelines for a robust Safeguarding Policy and Mid Sussex follows these guidelines.  All volunteers are DBS checked.  All Coaches complete Safeguarding training

Our coaches are regularly assessed by qualified coaches from RDA National and annual training days are held for our volunteers in-house and at riding centres around the country.  Additional training is held as needed.  

We can always call on the expert advice of an RDA  physiotherapist if we have any problems regarding a rider`s disabilities or perhaps the safest method for mounting and dismounting. 

All riders must complete an Application Form and a detailed Assessment is completed before they ride.  If we have any doubts about the advisability of a person riding with us, then the general practitioner will be asked for their advice.