Safeguarding & Inclusion - Overview

ACE  is committed to safeguarding and equality for all members.

We have 5 core principles which we aim to comply with to promote safeguarding and equality:

  1. We have Safeguarding and Equality policies that apply to all members, coaches and visitors
  2. We encourage children and adults to create safe and inclusive tennis environments
  3. We prioritise safe and inclusive recruitment, induction, training and support
  4. We protect people’s confidential information about safeguarding and equality
  5. We address safeguarding and discrimination concerns immediately

ACE Welfare Officer is : Paul Bishop - 

A useful additional resource is the LTA's Safe & Inclusive tool kit.


Safeguarding Reporting

This Procedure guides the individual to whom a concern around Safeguarding or Discrimination is reported.

If you are made aware of a Safeguarding concern you should follow the Safeguarding Reporting Procedure as follows:

If someone is in immediate danger, call the police: 999


  • Listen carefully; do not interrupt
  • Keep questions to a minimum
  • Do not promise to keep the information secret


  • If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999)
  • Inform our Welfare Officer immediately, who will report it to the LTA Safeguarding Team
  • Contact the LTA Safeguarding Team or NSPCC if you are unable to contact the Welfare Officer


  • Ask our Welfare Officer for a Concern Report Form
  • Complete the form within 48 hours of the concern and return it to the Welfare Officer

Contact Details

If you would like to raise a concern about the Welfare Officer or cannot contact him, please contact the Head Coach - Sharna McNally -


Anyone who feels uncomfortable 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.


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.

Download our full safeguarding policy here