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Safeguarding Policy

Brentwood's full Safeguarding Policy document is available to read here and is in our Policy folder in the clubhouse reception, we encourage adult and junior members and parents to ask to see the policy and make themselves aware of the procedures that are in place for your Safeguarding.


Brentwood Tennis Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 


The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements.  


The club recognises the welfare and interests of children and vulnerable adults are paramount in all circumstances. 


It aims to ensure that everyone regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background:

  • Has a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at Brentwood in a safe and inclusive environment

  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis.


Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults requires everyone to be committed to the highest possible standards of openness, integrity and accountability. 


The club is committed to encouraging and maintaining a culture where people feel able to raise a genuine safeguarding concern, often called whistle-blowing, and are confident that it will be taken seriously. 


Concern Reporting Procedure - the 3 Rs


Anyone who is concerned about the well-being of a child/ adult at risk, or has a disclosure of abuse or neglect made to them must:



If you have a concern about a child/adult at risk, or have a disclosure of abuse or neglect made to you, look in the Safeguarding Policy. 

You cannot just ignore it - you must do something.



If someone is in immediate danger: Call the police on 999

and then

Speak to one of our Welfare Officers, Mary Wilton or Liesa Harrison


If someone is NOT in immediate danger:

Speak to one of our Welfare Officers, Mary Wilton 07761107021

OR Liesa Harrison 07989 877804


If unavailable, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 0114 2734850

or NSPCC for advice 0800 800 5000

Inform the parent/carer of your concern, unless of course it will put the child, the adult or yourself at risk



Make a detailed account of the facts and the action taken as soon as possible so it is fresh in your mind and ready to hand to the appropriate person or agency

October 2023


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