Safeguarding at Chepstow Tennis Club

Chepstow Tennis Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who engage in all tennis activities.

Whether you/your child are engaging in coaching, matches or other organised events, we will strive to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe and free from harm.

Julia Hitchcock is the Welfare Officer (what is the Welfare Officer role?) for Chepstow Tennis Club. Julia and any member of the Sub-Committee are available to discuss any concerns or worries you may have -

A message from Julia:
As an avid player and player of Tennis, I can often be found on or around the courts, enjoying social tennis, and supporting teams during the summer and winter leagues. I have a long standing background in Scouting, running 1st Shirenewton Beavers for 17 years and I’m also a working Trustee for a fabulous charity in Newport. I have gained the Lawn Tennis Association Safeguarding qualification, with a view to safeguard and protect members who may need support. Members who wish to raise a matter of concern may do so knowing that I shall deal with it sensitively, confidentially, discreetly and with honesty of purpose .


Please see Julia's LTA Safeguarding poster here. 


We have a number of safeguarding and club policies in place which can be found below:

Chepstow Tennis Club Policies and Safeguarding

Accident Report Form
Anti Bullying Policy
Diversity and Inclusion including Code of Conduct
Online Safety and Communication Policy
Recording and Publishing images
Safe Recruitment Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Adults Policy
Safeguarding Children Policy
Whistleblowing Policy
Privacy Policy


Reporting a Concern

Reporting a concern (Flowchart)

You can also report a concern directly:

Contact: 01291 635669

Contact: 01873 735492

Contact: 02920 468332


Other Resources

Regional Safeguarding - Children & Adults Monmouthshire

LTA Complaints Policy
LTA Register a Concern Form
LTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy
LTA Photography and Filming Policy
LTA Transgender Inclusion Policy
LTA Safe to Play
Sun Safety Code


Further Support

Mental Health Foundation
NSPCC - Child Protection in Sport
NSPCC - Main Site
Rights of the Child
Safe to Play Tennis
Young Minds
Samaritans Wales
Mind - Mental Health & Well-being
Mind - Main Site