RoR Governance

The RoR Trustee Board is responsible for the good governance of the charity.

The Board aims to promote high standards of governance throughout RoR ensuring that the charity is run in a way that is accountable, legal, responsible, effective, and is aligned with the principles of the new Charity Governance Code.

The Board also sets the long term direction of the charity in accordance with the objectives set out in the charity’s governing documents and ensures that its policies and activities meet those objectives.

RoR’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent

RoR accepts its legal and moral obligation to provide a duty of care to protect all children and vulnerable adults and safeguard their welfare irrespective of age, any disability they have, gender, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity. Click here for RoR’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent

RoR’s Complaints Policy

RoR is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses that have retired from racing. We are committed to providing a high standard of service to everyone we deal with but sometimes we recognise we might get things wrong. Click here for RoR’s Complaints Procedure

RoR’s ‘Whistleblowing’ Policy

RoR takes very seriously any form of misconduct and expects the highest standards from all those involved with the charity. We are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. However, we also recognise that malpractices can occur in any walk of life and we actively encourage anyone who has genuine concerns about any aspect of the charity’s work to come forward. Click here for our full Whistleblowing Policy

RoR’s Image Capture Policy

Please be aware that at the majority of our competitions, educational events, parades, annual awards and other promotional activities, RoR employ an official photographer or appoint a member of the RoR team to capture images, photos and/or videos. For more information on how we use these images and your rights in respect of data use and privacy, click here for our full Image Capture Policy.

RoR’s Social Media Policy

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) recognises the importance of social media for communication between its members, appointed officials, independent contractors, RoR staff and the wider equestrian communities. The use of social media provides the opportunity to engage in discussions and share information about the retraining of racehorses, positively promote the achievements of former racehorses in RoR competitions, and highlight their adaptability for second career activities.

However, although RoR encourages its members, appointed officials, independent contractors and staff to make constructive comments on social media, the balance between freedom of speech and the responsibility not to offend, insult or defame anyone in postings or threads should always be taken into account.

Click here for our full Social Media Policy