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. 

HALO has embedded the British Orienteering Safeguarding practices and policy. Please follow this link to reach British Orienteering's website information on Safeguarding including how to report any Safeguarding concerns.

British Orienteering Safeguarding

In any event, you can discuss any concerns with HALO's Welfare Officer (currently Anne Jolly) by speaking to them at an event or emailing