Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

NIO is committed to good practice which promotes the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable persons plus protects them from harm whilst in our care. The following policies detail the commitment by NIO and the registered clubs.  The policies are approved by SportNI and are linked to BOF policies.  They are subject to constant review and will be amended to meet changing needs.

Fred Corscadden
Appointed NIO CP Officer

NI Orienteering Fred Corscadden
Lagan Valley Orienteers Stephanie Reed
Fermanagh Orienteers Jean O’Reilly 07855812562
North West Orienteering Club Fred Corscadden
Queens University Belfast Orienteering Club Susan Lambe/Juls Hanvey 07717297676
NI Schools Orienteering Association and Active Clubs Susan Lambe/Juls Hanvey 07717297676

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

The policy and procedures adopted by British Orienteering and based on best practice

A collection of sample forms to be used in conjunction with the information in ‘O-Safe’

The ‘O’ Safe card is distributed to juniors and gives information on welfare issues.  If you would like additional copies of the O Safe card please email

The external standards defined by the Child Protection in Sport Unit aimed at safeguarding and protecting junior participants in sport.

The department for culture, media and sport produce a useful guide for parents on how to keep their children safe in sport.

The NSPCC is urging professionals working with young people to call their free Helpline if they are ever uncertain about a child’s welfare.


You can call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email:, in confidence any time of day or night. It is important for any organisation working regularly with children and young people to have a clear child protection procedure to follow if a child discloses abuse but it may not always feel that simple.  The Helpline’s advisors understand that staff or volunteers want to be sure they are acting in the best interests of the child and that it is not always easy to assess a child safeguarding issue. The Helpline’s trained child protection advisors can provide advice about the situation and talk you through the steps you need to take to safeguard the child’s welfare.

Over the next three years the charity plans to grow the Helpline and its ChildLine service through the Child’s Voice Appeal, so that it can protect more children.



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