Almscliffe Tennis & Bowling Club Safeguarding Statement

Almscliffe Tennis & Bowling Club was founded as a village club, a friendly hub for community leisure pursuits. As the club has evolved and participation has widened beyond the immediate locality, we are committed to delivering the same welcoming, enjoyable and safe experience of sport to all regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

We recognise that all adults and children can be at risk of abuse but that some children and young people can be particularly vulnerable, and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

Whilst recognising that our friendly, small community atmosphere is one of our biggest assets, it is sometimes in these relaxed environments that the biggest risks lie, and we are determined to avoid becoming complacent and failing to protect the vulnerable. We have fully embraced LTA Safeguarding advice and processes to help ensure that everyone can play tennis in a safe and inclusive environment at Almscliffe.

ATBC’s Welfare Officer

Should you have any concerns, please contact Diane Wright, our Welfare Officer, on 07736 415443, or email her at [email protected] Diane's profile and photograph are displayed in the clubhouse foyer and main room noticeboard, if by any chance you do not know her. In an emergency and/or if you are concerned that someone is at immediate risk of harm, please call the police without delay on 999.

Follow the links below to check how to report a concern and for more information on our policies and standards: