Newport Tennis Centre is committed to prioritising the wellbeing of children and adults who may be or are at risk, by promoting safeguarding in our club [centre] and as part of our tennis programmes and when delivering/hosting events. 

All activities, events and trips arranged by the club [Newport Tennis Centre] are run in accordance with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Safeguarding at Events and Competitions guidance and Newport Live Safeguarding Policies.

Through these policies and guidance the club strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everybody, and ensure that Newport Tennis Centre respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures. 

 

Where there is a safeguarding concern/disclosure:

  • The individual who is told about, hears, or is made aware of a concern/disclosure to a child or adults safety is responsible for following the Reporting a Safeguarding Concern Procedure. Unless a child or adult is in immediate danger, they should inform a member of Facility Staff. Newport Live Facilities can be contacted on: 01633 656757.

  • The individual may also report this to the LTA Safeguarding Team, or the National Safeguarding Lead.

  • The Club Welfare Officer and Safeguarding Leads are responsible for reporting safeguarding concerns to the LTA Safeguarding Team.

  • The LTA Safeguarding Team is responsible for assessing all safeguarding concern/disclosures reported and working with the Club Welfare Officer and National Safeguarding Leads to follow up as appropriate on a case-by-case basis, prioritising the well-being of the child/ adult at risk.

  • Dependent on the concern/disclosure, a referral may be made to:

    • The police in an emergency: 999/101

    • Newport City Council Social Services: 01633 656656 (Out of Hours: 0800 3284432)

    • Children - Duty and Assessment Team

    • Adults – Protection of Vulnerable Adults Team

 

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