At Dunfermline Tennis & Bridge Club, we take the welfare of all our members, particularly children and adults at risk, very seriously.  We work together to ensure we have a safe and inclusive environment. We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience at our Club. Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. To that end, the Club has adopted these Safeguarding Policies, Guidance and Forms that are based on best practice LTA principles, standards and templates.


The two key policy documents are:

  • The DTBC Safeguarding Policy establishes our safeguarding framework, and sets out how we ensure that our safeguarding practice fiulfils statutory responsibilities, applies government guidance and complies with LTA safeguarding standards.
  • The DTBC Diversity and Inclusion Policy sets out our commitment, and includes our Safe and Inclusive Standards, Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure that support our overall aims for diversity and inclusion.

All members and other regular participants at the Club should familiarise themselves with these policies, and ensure that their own behaviours reflect the same aims, standards and practices.

In support of the two overarching policies are these documents that cover some specific aspects of our safeguarding environment:

Anti-Bullying Policy

Compliments, Complaints and Disciplinary Policy

Disciplinary Procedures

Online Safety and Communication Policy

Photography and Filming Policy

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Safe Recruitment Policy

Use of Changing Facilities Policy


Mental Health and Well-Being Advice and Support

Safeguarding at Events, Activities and Competitions

Safeguarding Guidance for Livestreaming Activities

Safeguarding Guide for County Cup and League Matches

Staying Safe Online Guidance


Acceptable Use Statement for Internet and Social Media Use

Emergency Contact Form

Lost Child Form

Photography and Filming Consent Form

Photography and Filming Consent Form (event-specific)

Reference Request Form

Self-declaration Form



Welfare Officer - Carmen Sanchez


Our Welfare Officer, Carmen Sanchez, has primary responsibility for putting in place procedures to safeguard children at the Club and for managing and reporting concerns about children/adults at risk. Carmen is the first point of contact for anyone with any concerns about welfare, discrimination, abuse or poor practice.

Any concerns about a child, young person or adult at risk should be raised with Carmen as soon as possible:

If Carmen isn't available to report a safeguarding concern or allegation to, the alternative contact for our venue is the Deputy Welfare Officer:

  • Gillian Holmes
  • 07981 369971

If you're unable to contact Carmen or Gillian, you should contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.  Children can contact Childline directly on 0800 1111 or by going to  In an emergency, always call the police on 999.

The Local Authority contact details are:

  • Children’s Services (tel: 03451 551503, email:
  • Adult Services (tel: 01383 602200, email:

Safeguarding concerns can also be raised directly to the LTA Safeguarding Team via

You should, where possible, gain parental consent to share information unless it puts the child, yourself or another person at risk of harm.  If an adult at risk does not give consent, you can share the information if you reasonably believe they are at risk of harm to themselves or others, or someone has committed or is likely to commit a criminal offence.