Welfare & Safeguarding

British Orienteering is committed to ensuring that everyone, including children and at-risk adults who participate in orienteering, has a positive experience in what can be a challenging environment, managed to be as safe as possible. With this in mind, British Orienteering has continued to develop and implement policies and procedures which ensure everyone knows and accepts their responsibility in relation to their duty of care for children and at-risk adults. Practical support for affiliated clubs such as SuffOC include supplying a comprehensive policy on safeguarding together with training for our volunteer Welfare Officers and Coaches. 

Suffolk Orienteering Club currently has two Welfare & Safeguarding Officers:

Sally Wilkinson, who can be contacted at welfare@suffoc.co.uk

Simon Hooton, whose email address is safeguarding@suffoc.co.uk

Both are long-standing members of the Club and usually play a prominent role at club events, often on the "Helpdesk". If anyone has any concerns at all, however minor, please don't hesitate to have a word with them, either at an event or by email.