Prestwick Tennis and Fitness is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run. This Policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.
Check you have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos.
Ensure your own roles and responsibilities, and those of everyone you are responsible for are clearly outlined and everyone has the information, training and support to carry them out.
Where possible, do not be alone with a child or adult at risk.
Do not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interoperated as such.
Doing nothing is NOT an option: report all concerns and disclosures as soon as possible, following the Concern Reporting Procedure.
If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (101).
Concern Reporting Procedure
Listen carefully to what the person is telling you. Do not interrupt; keep questions to a minimum; do not promise to keep the information secret
Is someone in immediate danger?
Call the police (999)
If your concern us about an adult ask them for details of your Local Authority Adult Social Care Services.
Hate crime can alternatively be reported through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk
* In Scotland? You can also contact the Tennis Scotland Safe and Inclusive Tennis Lead (0131 444 4154).
Diversity and Inclusive Code of Conduct
To view our full Diversity and Inclusion Policy including Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure please click the link below.
Club Welfare Officer and other Contact Details:
LTA Safe Inclusive Team - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 07941 44404
NSPCC Whistleblowing advice line - 0800 028 0283
JANICE ROGERSON, CLUB WELFARE OFFICER