Register a Safeguarding Concern with the LTA Safeguarding Team

The ongoing well-being, health and safety of our members and guests is critical to the successful operation of our club. 

We recognise 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 LTA standards. 

The Welfare Officer poster is displayed at the courtside and on the Pavilion noticeboard. Anyone can contact the Club's Welfare Officer if they have any safegauarding concerns and these will be addressed sensitively and confidentially.

The overriding aim is to ensure that children, young people, adults at risk and all other members are safe, welcomed respected and valued when  participating in activities at the club.

The LTA Safeguarding  webpage has full details of the support and resources available. 


Welfare Officer: Chris Taylor

Chris works to promote safeguarding, diversity and inclusion and ensure compliance with the LTA's standards for venue registration.

Phone:   07778 368731






Local Authority Contacts

The West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership:

Phone:     01403 229 900  (weekdays 9am-5pm)   or   03302 226664 (24-hour number)



The West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board:

Phone:     03302 227952   or  03302 227007 (Adult Social Care 24-hour emergency number)



The Local Authority Designated Officer:

Phone:      03302 226450



Young Persons Welfare Ambassador

Arune Holloway is our Young Persons Welfare Ambassador (YPWA). He is one of just 25 YPWAs selected across Britain.

The YPWA programme is a 12-month pilot (begun in April 2023) managed by the LTA, which after the pilot period is hoped will continue. 

As YPWA, Arune works with our Welfare Officer, the other YPWAs and the LTA to promote key safeguarding and welfare messages, make a difference at our club and across tennis in Britain, with a license to get creative!




FTC Safeguarding Policies

The Club's safeguarding policies, guidance and forms are listed below. Click to download

• Safeguarding Policy Statement

Safeguarding Policy 

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Use of Changing Facilities Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Compliments, Complaints and Disciplinary Policy

Online Safety and Communication Policy

Safe Recruitment Policy

Photography and Filming Policy


LTA Safeguarding Guidance 

Events, Activities and Competitions Guidance

Mental Health and Well-Being Advice and Support

Supporting Players with their Mental Health

Safeguarding Guidance for Livestreaming Activities (Coaches)

Safeguarding Guide for County Cup and League Matches

Staying Safe Online Guidance


Safeguarding Forms

Acceptable Use Statement for Internet and Social Media Use

Emergency Contact Form

Lost Child Form

Photography and Filming Consent Form

Self-Declaration form (for Club Officer use)

Reference Request form (for Club Officer use)

Risk Assessment Template (for Club Officer use)