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

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.

Incident Reporting Form Children & Young People.docx

Incident Reporting Form Adults.docx

Reporting a Concern Report Form.docx


There are different regulations within Scotland. To find out specific information visit the Scottish Orienteerings dedicated webpage here.

Further information

For more information and to view British Orienteerings Safeguarding policy’s, please visit: