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Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

How we protect children on our site.

Dressage Anywhere acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. This policy outlines Dressage Anywhere’s approach to safeguarding young people (under 18s) online.

E-mail communication

  • Communication via e-mail with young people will only be entered into via official company e-mail accounts.
  • E-mails sent to multiple members will be addressed via the BCC box, we will never share competitor’s e-mail addresses.

Social media

  • Any communication with young people will be made via official company social media accounts. Personal social media accounts will not be used.
  • Parental permission must be obtained prior to sharing any images of young riders on social media.

Parental consent

  • Under 18s must obtain parental consent to enter a competition class as outlined on the Rules page.
  • Entries may only be made by those with appropriate means of online payment.

Website

  • All passwords are encrypted.
  • Parental permission must be obtained prior to sharing any images of young riders on the Dressage Anywhere news page and captions will be limited to first name only.
  • Young riders, parents/guardians or team admins must indicate that the rider is under 18 prior to taking part in an online competition.
  • Only the first name of young riders will be displayed on the competition scoreboard, along with their competition test video.
  • Pony Club or RDA groups may form their own teams and the team name will accompany the rider’s score.
  • All competitors have the option to mark their video as private and under these circumstances only the judge and Dressage Anywhere admin have access to the video.
  • Where a young rider has an individual Dressage Anywhere account, only the rider or parent/guardian will have access to the rider’s full competition results with Dressage Anywhere.
  • Where a young rider is a member of a team or group, only the group admin or young rider will have access to the rider’s full competition results with Dressage Anywhere.