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Safeguarding

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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.

The LTA's Lead Safeguarding Officer is David Humphrey who can be contacted at safeguarding@lta.org.uk. Enquiries about DBS or safeguarding training should be submitted using our Contact Us form.

LTA launches Safe to Play campaign

The LTA wants tennis in Britain to be at the forefront of safeguarding in sport and LTA Registered Venues and Accredited coaches play a vital role in achieving this.

This is why we have partnered with Sport England to pilot a cutting edge safeguarding awareness campaign aimed at clubs, coaches, parents and players. As an LTA Registered Venue you have a shared responsibility with everyone else involved in tennis to promote the welfare of all children, young people.

Today the LTA is sending campaign cards to our registered venues and accredited coaches. By downloading the ‘Zappar’ app and scanning the card you can access real life dramatized safeguarding cases and top tips videos for coaches and parents which including guidance on use of social media, photography and filming. The website www.safetoplaytennis.co.uk has lots of additional information and guidance.

This campaign builds on our industry leading safeguarding standards and will help to ensure we safeguard children and young people across the sport so that they can enjoy playing tennis.

David Humphrey, Head of Safeguarding, LTA, said: “Nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of those involved in our sport. We have made significant progress over the last few years with tennis now at the forefront of safeguarding in sport. However, abuse can happen anywhere and at any time, and working with Sport England to lead and test an innovative campaign like Safe to Play demonstrates our commitment to helping prevent abuse from happening.”

Safeguarding strategy

Click here to read our new safeguarding strategy for 2021-2023.

Reporting a safeguarding concern

If you have a safeguarding concern, please use our secure online form to provide the details (anonymously if you wish).

If you'd like to speak to someone outside of office hours, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).

If you have a non-safeguarding concern or complaint, please review our customer guidance to understand the best way to get support.

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Additional Information and Support

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*Childline is a service provided by the NSPCC. Registered charity numbers 216401 and SC037717

Welfare Officer

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and the Welfare Officer is an important part of any committee to promote this within our clubs and venues.

Safeguarding Standards for LTA Venue Registration

Safeguarding Standards for LTA Venue Registration.

DBS overview

A DBS check is a record of all warnings, reprimands, cautions and convictions obtained from local and national police records.