BHA Introduction to Safeguarding in the Horseracing Industry

9 modules


Course Length
90 mins

Elisha Maguire

03 Apr 2019



A knowledge-based online learning programme with five modules and a multiple choice question assessment at the end for you to complete. The programme aims to increase your awareness about safeguarding and child protection, to recognise the signs of abuse and poor practice, and subsequently deal sensitively and effectively with any issues that arise

Who is this for?

This course is for jockeys, employers, stable and stud staff, racecourse personnel and anyone involved in the horseracing or Thoroughbred breeding industries.

What will I learn?

You will ‘learn by doing’ by engaging in a variety of learning activities, quizzes and making decisions in real-life online scenarios and seeing the consequences of those decisions. 

How long does it take?

This course is self-paced and lasts approximately 1-2 hours. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle.

Who wrote the course?

The 1st4sport learning team worked with subject experts the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to combine expertise on safeguarding in horseracing, digital and learning design to create this engaging course.

Where do I get help?

If you experience any difficulty, please email or telephone (+44) 0113 2015530. The office is open 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 9:00-4:30 Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Some topics in this course may be upsetting and difficult to manage. You can pause our eLearning to take a break whenever you need to and you may find it helpful to talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling.

If you would like to discuss any safeguarding concerns then please contact the BHA Safeguarding Team at:

If you need help right now, please contact:

Samaritans on: 116 123


Childline: 0800 1111


Racing Welfare on: 0800 6300 443 or text: 07860 079043


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate BHA Safeguarding e-certificate update

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Module 1: Understand the definition of safeguarding and why it is important within the horseracing environment
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Module 2: Understand the importance of protection of children and adults at risk
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Module 3: Identify different types of abuse
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Module 4: Have an awareness of issues relating to safeguarding and interpretation of different signals when it comes to identifying abuse
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Module 5: Actions and reporting
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Assessment guidance
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