Brabyns Tennis Club is committed to prioritising the well being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run. This applies to any person who plays, coaches, officiates, works, volunteers, or otherwise participates (or visits) at our venue.



Brabyns Lawn Tennis Club recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children (anyone under 18) and adults at risk. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and with LTA standards.

We are committed to prioritising the well-being of children and adults at risk and providing a safe and welcoming environment where they are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children and adults at risk receive effective support and protection.

A copy of our full safeguarding policy is available online and can also be located in the club house or requested from Gill Morgan


The purpose of this policy statement is to:

• Protect children and adults at risk (including children of adults who use our services) from harm

• Provide the necessary information to enable people to meet their safeguarding responsibilities

• Deliver good practice and high safeguarding standards

• Outline our commitment to safeguarding children and adults at risk



Concerns should be raised to our Welfare Officers Gill Morgan and Santi Guasch Escandell via 07727188539 or by email to Brabyns Welfare Officer. Alternatively contact the head coach Mark Beaver on 07786 386418 or by email to Head Coach.

If they are unavailable or a safeguarding concern relates to them, the concerns should be referred directly to the LTA via



• the welfare of children and adults at risk is paramount • working in partnership with children, their parents/carers and adults at risk is essential in promoting their welfare

• all children and adults at risk, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse

• some children and adults at risk, including LGBTQ+ people, disabled people or people from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and additional measures and safeguards may be needed to ensure their welfare.



• promoting and prioritising their safety and well-being

• appointing a Welfare Officer with responsibility for safeguarding in our venue

• ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate induction and learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk

• safely recruiting and selecting staff, coaches and volunteers

• promoting and maintaining a positive safeguarding culture where people feel able to raise a genuine concerns and are confident they 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 • ensuring that we have a process to deal with complaints and whistleblowing measures in place

• ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in place for other activities, including coaching, competitions, holiday camps, social activities, online activity and social media, transportation and supervision


A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on display in the Clubhouse or an electronic version can be viewed below. 



LTA Safeguarding: 

The LTA Safeguarding Team has strategic and operational responsibility for safeguarding in tennis in Britain, including the monitoring and evaluation of safeguarding standards and investigating safeguarding concerns.  Safeguarding concerns can be raised directly to the LTA Safeguarding Team via


Local Safeguarding: 

The Local Authority contact details are for both children and adult:

Stockport Multi Agency safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH)

Phone number: 0161 217 6028

Out of hours number: 0161 718 2118


A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on display in the Clubhouse or an electronic version can be viewed below. 


Brabyns Safeguarding Policies: 


Safeguarding policy

Safeguarding policy statement


Last updated 04 May 2024