Governance and Policies
The Avon Centre’s objectives that have been approved by the Charity Commission are as follows:
THE RELIEF OF PEOPLE WITH ANY FORM OF PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL OR LEARNING DIFFICULTY, OR DISADVANTAGE, BY THE PROVISION OF OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RIDING, EQUINE BASED THERAPEUTIC AND SPORT ACTIVITIES.
Avon Riding Centre Accounts – 2015-2016
The Avon Centre (Formerly The Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled) is currently undergoing a full policy review by the board of trustees to ensure all policies meet the changing needs of The Centre.
Some the following policies are currently under review:
Click on these policies to view a PDF. If you need a copy of the policy in a screen reader accessible format please contact the Centre on email@example.com
To find out more about the trustees of The Avon Centre please visit our Meet the Team page.
Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to The Avon Centre. All of our staff and coaches undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure they are vigilant at all times. Everyone who works or volunteers with vulnerable individuals is regularly DBS checked and everyone receives training before being permitted to volunteer.
If you have any safeguarding concerns the Safeguarding Officer is Claire Schimmer.
For our full Safeguarding Policy please see above.
At The Avon Centre we take your privacy very seriously. We only collect data required for us to provide our service to you. You have the right to request any data we hold on you at any time, and to request we delete any data. Please allow two weeks for such requests to be processed.
This website uses essential cookies but we do not have any statistics collections so the website does not collect data on users who browse the site. It is operated by WordPress, so if you choose to leave a comment on any of our posts it collects your email and IP address. These are not visible to the public and if you delete your comment (or request we delete it) then the information is removed. We do not use this information for anything unless your comment asks us to contact you, then we will use the email address provided to get in touch.
Data collected through forms on the site
The data we collect through our online forms, such as interest in holiday activities or an expression of interest in joining the Centre requests the information we require to be able to offer you the service. The information you provide will be passed to the relevant department within The Avon Centre for processing, and that department may be in touch to request additional information in order to provide you with their service. Some forms may also request equalities monitoring data from you. This is completely voluntary and we will anonymise the data you provide in relation to equalities before using it to ensure we are reaching as diverse a range of people as possible. We do not pass any of the personal data you provide us to third parties, but may use it to create anonymous statistics to help us raise funds or report on the success of certain activities.
Data collected through EC Pro
Data Collected from RDA Riders
Data Collected from Volunteers
When you apply to volunteer we ask that you complete a form providing us with information necessary for you to have a safe time working with us. This data is stored securely along with your training and qualification history. When you leave you have the option to request we remove your data immediately, or archive it in our “taking a break” area if you think you may wish to return. You can ask that the data be removed from the “taking a break” area whenever you choose, but please keep in mind that if your data is erased so is your training history, and we will need to retrain you if you choose to come back.
Data Collected from Bristol Horse Riding
From 2020 all Bristol Horse Riding activities are booked through EC Pro and this is where we store your data. If you choose to sign up for one of the courses we run through external providers (such as the BHS) we may provide your data (such as your name, age, riding history) in order to register you for the course and allow you to achieve the qualification. We will only work with trusted partners to provide these courses.
Data Collected from Beyond the Gait
Usually the information provided on EC Pro and the expression of interest form is all we require for Beyond the Gait activities. On rare occasions we may request additional information in order to tailor the session to better fit you. This information is always stored securely and not shared with anyone.
Finance and Invoicing Data
For certain activities we will send an invoice which will require your contact details. These are stored securely on our finance software for the purposes of sending invoices and keeping accurate payment records. For tax purposes we need to keep all financial records for 7 years, this includes any invoices we send or bills we receive. Unpaid invoices will remain on our system as active until a payment resolution can be made.
Direct Website Cookies
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We do not currently use any statistics, so there are no tracking cookies.
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Third Party Cookies
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Turning off Cookies
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