BLTC Safeguarding

Barnsley Lawn Tennis Club Safeguarding

Safe to Play Campaign

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wish to be at the forefront of safeguarding in sport and BLTC, as a registered venue with the LTA, are collaborating with and employing the new Safe to Play Campaign that the LTA are now promoting.

Consequently the Club would like all members (players & parents) to make themselves aware of safeguarding procedures including the new initiative from the LTA and their Safe to Play Campaign.  The safeguarding awarenenss campaign is aimed at clubs coaches, parents and players and promotes the shared responsibility that everyone in tennis can help  with to ensure the welfare of all children and young people.

To find out more about the campaign and become familiar with the procedures that will help to ensure that the welfare of children is managed appropriately please see the information on the link below, note there are areas specifically for parents and players , coaches, and clubs.

https://www.safetoplaytennis.co.uk/#

 

A copy of BLTC's full safeguarding policy can be downloaded from the Rules Policies tab above.

This safeguarding information is fully supported by Barnsley Lawn Tennis Club’s management committee, which is responsible for the implementation and review of the Club's safeguarding procedures.

Barnsley Lawn Tennis Club will therefore adhere to the following:

a)   Aim to create an enjoyable environment for all juniors who wish to take part in tennis and social activities

b)   Believe that children and young people have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat

c)   Believe that young people have the right to be treated with respect, and to have their concerns listened to and acted upon

d)   Ensure that the needs of junior members are provided for through specific programmes, designated facilities, and safe practice

e)   Have procedures in place to address poor practice, and to help any young person who appears to be at risk, or who appears to be the victim of abuse

f)   Offer help and support when a child or young person tells us that they are affected by these issues

g)   Take steps to ensure that any volunteers or professionals working with children are suitable to do so, through the use of references and background checks

h)   Ensure that all relevant people have been vetted and approved through the LTA’s Criminal Record Bureau disclosure process

i)    Ensure that all of those working with children are made aware of the LTA code of conduct for people working with children in tennis, and are required to follow it

Barnsley Lawn Tennis Club has adult members who are specifically trained and responsible for children, young people and safeguarding:

The members are :           

John Gregson, Wefare & Safeguarding Officer

John can be contacted via email         [email protected]

Karen Prigmore,  Deputy Welfare & Safeguarding Officer

Karen can be contacted via email       [email protected]