Frome Tennis Club is a safe place to play tennis. The club has adopted the Somerset LTA safeguarding policies and their associated Code of Conduct which is as follows;

  1. Prioritise the well-being of all children and adults at risk at all times
  2. Treat all children and adults at risk fairly and with respect
  3. Be a positive role model. Act with integrity, even when no one is looking
  4. Help to create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off court
  5. Not allow any rough or dangerous behaviour, bullying or the use of bad or inappropriate language
  6. Report all allegations of abuse or poor practice.
  7. Not use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or adult at risk
  8. Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs
  9. Keep clear boundaries between professional and personal life, including on social media
  10. Have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos
  11. Refrain from making physical contact with children or adults unless it is necessary as part of an emergency or congratulatory (e.g. handshake / high five)
  12. Refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions
  13. Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and everyone has the required information and training
  14. Avoid being alone with a child or adult at risk unless there are exceptional circumstances
  15. Refrain from transporting children or adults at risk, unless this is required as part of a club activity (e.g. away match) and there is another adult in the vehicle
  16. Not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such
  17. Not have a relationship with anyone under 18 for whom they are coaching or responsible for
  18. Not to have a relationship with anyone over 18 whilst continuing to coach or be responsible for them
  19. Take account of the diversity of participants and avoid making assumptions about cultural or language difference
  20. Recognise that deaf or disabled children are more vulnerable

The Safeguarding Policies are listed below and can be downloaded by clicking on them;



Online Safety and Communications

Inclusion and Diversity

Photography and Filming

Safer Recruitment