At Chiseldon Tennis Club we take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously. 

Chiseldon Tennis Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements. 

Our Safeguarding Officer is Sara Brazell

You can contact her by mobile: 07843 481241

Or email:

If you have any concerns about Safeguarding issues or wish to report a concern please do not hesitate to contact Sara Brazell, Safeguarding Officer by phone on 07843 481241 or by emailing

Alternatively you can contact Julie Porte,  Chiseldon Tennis Club Chair on 01793 740496 or 07753 199950. 

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at Chiseldon in a safe and inclusive environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis.


Chiseldon Tennis Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.  


As part of our safeguarding policy Chiseldon Tennis Club will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk
  • encourage and maintain a culture where people feel able to raise a genuine safeguarding concern and are confident that it 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
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation


Sara Brazell the Club Safeguarding Officer can be contacted by phone on 07843 481241 or by emailing

To report a concern directly to the LTA please follow this link to the reporting page:

LTA Safeguarding Report Page

The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Chiseldon Tennis Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.



Anyone who does not feel comfortable raising a concern with the Club Safeguarding Officer should contact the LTA Safeguarding Team directly on 020 8487 7000,   

or the Swindon Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) see below:

  • Swindon Local Authority Children’s Services 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 466900​​
  •  AND email Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LCSB)


Further advice is available on the South West Child protection procedures website :

Tel:01793 463555
E-mail: (During office hours - Monday to Friday inclusive, 8.30am to 5.00pm).

or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. 



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.

Last review completed May 2019.