Seniors' Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain

Safeguarding Policy Statement

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The Seniors’ Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all members.  The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements.  A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available from Declan Power, Honorary Secretary, 10 Lynton Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 5EE; M: 07908 300649; E: dpower@maplesteesdale.co.uk

 

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all members:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at the Seniors' Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain in a safe and inclusive environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis
  • are protected from all forms of bullying whilst participating in tennis.

The Senior’s Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain acknowledges that some adults, including those with disabilities, or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.  

 

As part of our safeguarding policy The Seniors’ Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of all adults, particularly those at risk
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to adults at risk
  • encourage and maintain a culture where people feel able to raise a genuine safeguarding concern and are confident that it will be taken seriously
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation. 

The Club Welfare Officer Celia Gregory can be contacted as follows: 3 Ashlyns Park, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2JY; M: 07961 815870; E: celiagregory@btinternet.com

 

The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in The Seniors’ Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.

 

Whistleblowing

Anyone who does not feel comfortable raising a concern with the Club Welfare Officer should contact the LTA Safeguarding Team directly on 020 8487 7000, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.  Further details about whistleblowing can be found in the club’s safeguarding policy.

 

Monitoring

The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every two years, or sooner in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board or LTA
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

Safeguarding Policy Document

Diversity & Inclusion Policy Document

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