Safeguarding

We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience. 

Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.

Our Policies

All our policies are reviewed every 12 months, or when new legislation is released, if sooner. Our staff are updated regularly and reminded of the policies we have in place
Safeguarding policy
Antibullying policy
Safer Recruitment policy
Diversity and Inclusion policy

Welfare officers are located at each of the tennis clubs that we coach from. Any concerns should be addressed to the dedicated club welfare officer in the first instance.

What should I do if I have a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk?

Any concerns about a child, young person or adult at risk (including radicalisation) should be raised with your club’s welfare officer or the Safeguarding Team as soon as possible. If you are unable to contact them, the NSPCC have a helpline – 0808 800 5000.  Children can contact Childline directly on 0800 1111 or going to their website: https://www.childline.org.uk/.  In an emergency, always call the police on 999.

You should, where possible, gain parental consent to share information unless it puts the child, yourself or another person at risk of harm.  If an adult at risk does not give consent, you can share the information if you reasonably believe they are at risk of harm to themselves or others, or someone has committed or is likely to commit a criminal offence.

LTA Reporting a concern
Use these useful LTA flow diagrams to understand how best to report a concern:
From within tennis
From outside of tennis