Child safety review for Horse Rangers following rape trial

A children's horse riding charity has reviewed its child protection policies after a former manager was jailed for 20 years for rape and sexual assault of eight girls.

Last week at Reading Crown Court, Gary Hinds of Desborough, Northants, was convicted of rape while working at the Horse Rangers Association in Windsor between 1991 and 1998. The judge condemned the charity's "appalling lack of supervision".

Mike Cooper, the commandant of the Windsor Rangers since Hinds' offences took place, said: "There are now basic rules that we follow to keep children safe, such as not allowing a child to be alone with an adult."

Doreen Gordon, commandant general, said: "Our child protection policies and monitoring operations are far stronger, and we are convinced that something like this could never happen again."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now